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Global epidemiology of meningococcal disease and vaccine efficacy

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Background: Control of meningococcal infection has a high priority in many industrialized nations, because of the high mortality rates associated with invasive infection, the public health effects of disease outbreaks, and the position of Neisseria meningitidis as a leading infectious cause of death in childhood. Throughout the past 200 years, epidemics of meningococcal infection have been noted in Europe, Africa, Asia, the United States, and New Zealand. The proportions of cases cau...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Author

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http://www.pids.org/
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Other
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publisher's website
Journal:
Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
12
Pages:
S274-S279
Publication date:
2004-12-01
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EISSN:
1532-0987
ISSN:
0891-3668
Language:
English
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ora:4229
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2010-10-08

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