Cases are “unavoidably unpredictable”

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1537 (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1537
  1. Paul Bingham,
  2. Peter Old
  1. Consultant in communicable disease control Director of strategy and public health Isle of Wight Health Commission, Sandy Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight PO3 3ED

    EDITOR,—Bjorn-Erik Kristiansen and Arne-Birger Knapskog point out that, typically, 3-4% of contacts of patients with meningococcal disease carry the pathogenic strain of meningococci but fail to draw out the implications of this.1 One …

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