British guidelines should have been considered

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1537a (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1537
  1. D M Jones
  1. Chairman PHLS Meningococcal Infectious Working Group, Public Health Laboratory, Withington Hospital, Manchester M20 2LR

    EDITOR,—Guidelines on the management and control of meningococcal disease in England and Wales were published last December.1 They were developed after extensive consultation between the Public Health Laboratory Service's Meningococcal Infections Working Group and consultants in communicable disease control and represent a consensus based on best available evidence as it pertains to Britain. It would have been helpful if Bjorn-Erik Kristiansen and Arne-Birger Knapskog had considered these guidelines before making policy suggestions for Britain on preventing secondary cases of meningococcal disease.2

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