TITLE

'Tis the season: meningococcal disease

AUTHOR(S)
Murray, Sally
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/6/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 12, p1443
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers information about invasive meningococcal disease. Epidemiology; Clinical management; Diagnosis; Contact management; Vaccination.
ACCESSION #
18939134

 

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