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Chief medical officer's guidelines are right

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1661
  1. A L Wood,
  2. S J O'Brien,
  3. A M Geddes
  1. Senior registrar in public health medicine, Senior clinical lecturer in the epidemiology of infection, Professor of infection, Department of Infection, University of Birmingham, Medical School, Birmingham B15 2TT.

    EDITOR,—We regard as unconvincing the evidence to support C S Nanayakkara and R Cox's concluding comments in their letter on the initial management of suspected meningococcal infection.1 The incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b infection has decreased since the introduction of the immunisation programme. In Birmingham it decreased from 19.8 per million population for the year October 1991 to September 1992 to …

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