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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7182.544a (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:544
  1. Douglas Carnall
  1. www.carnall.demon.co.uk.

    http://www.soton.ac.uk/men.html If the function of information is to reduce uncertainty, how much has to be prescribed and in what form in order to treat the anxiety of a “health scare”? The current strategy for controlling the transmission of meningococcal meningitis depends on immunising contacts ofcases rather than the entire population, but as the media reports each tragedy it …

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