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Meningitis C rates show steep fall

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 13 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:70
  1. Wise Jacqui
  1. London

    The number of cases of meningitis C has dropped dramatically in the United Kingdom since the introduction of an immunisation programme just over a year ago. Government figures show that in the past six months there has been a 90% reduction in cases among 15-17 year olds—down from 50 cases in 1999 to five in 2000.

    Last year there were six cases of meningitis in babies under 1 year old, compared with 32 cases in 1999, a reduction …

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