Medical Practice

Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease in Devon

Br Med J 1974; 1 doi: (Published 16 March 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;1:507
  1. D. M. Easton,
  2. P. G. Estcourt,
  3. F. S. W. Brimblecombe,
  4. Winifred Burgess,
  5. L. Hass,
  6. J. B. Kurtz


    In a recent outbreak of 31 cases of meningococcal disease in Devon there were six deaths. Several patients had an unusual rash as the presenting feature and there was an unusually high incidence of complications, affecting the central nervous system, joints, and the heart among other sites.

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