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Meningococcal disease in Canada: surveillance summary to 1987.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2505917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Meningococcal disease continues to occur in most parts of Canada at endemic levels, with minor fluctuations. The incidence in general has changed very little over the past three decades. It is primarily a childhood infection, occurring most commonly among infants less than 1 year of age. In 1987 the risk of infection among infants in that age group was 4 times and among those aged 1 to 4 years 2.5 times that of the general population. The most susceptible appear to be infants about 3 months of age. The annual CFRs had exceeded 50% before the antibiotic era, but with early diagnosis, modern therapy and supportive measures they have been less than 10%. A revised form for reporting cases, currently being considered by provincial epidemiologists across Canada, could help to provide more clinical and epidemiologic information.
P V Varughese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne     Volume:  141     ISSN:  0820-3946     ISO Abbreviation:  CMAJ     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-18     Completed Date:  1989-10-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711805     Medline TA:  CMAJ     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Disease Surveillance Division, Centre for Disease Control, Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ont.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Vaccines / administration & dosage
Child, Preschool
Meningococcal Infections / complications,  epidemiology*,  mortality,  prevention & control
Neisseria meningitidis / classification,  immunology,  isolation & purification
Time Factors
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0/Bacterial Vaccines

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