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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1424

Meningitis outbreak hits Cardiff university: Two students from the University of Wales, Cardiff, have died of meningitis. Three more students from the same hall of residence are being treated at the University Hospital of Wales, one of whom is in intensive care. Communicable disease experts believe that the group C strain of meningitis is to blame. Students at the hall of residence have been given prophylactic antibodies, and a vaccination …

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