Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease in Light of Recent Hajj-Associated Outbreaks

Gold, Ronald
March 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;3/15/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p684
Academic Journal
Studies the outbreak of meningococcal disease occurring from various meingococcal viruses during pilgrimage by muslims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia since 1968. Occurrence of first international outbreak of meningococcal disease in 1987; Steps taken by Saudi Arabia to prevent occurrence of disease; Hurdle in use of chemoprophylaxis to return the pilgrims to eradicate meningococcal carriage; Views of the author to control the outbreak of disease.


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