Working group on bacterial meningitis and related conditions: second report

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248636
Title:
Working group on bacterial meningitis and related conditions: second report
Authors:
Department of Health and Children (DOHC)
Publisher:
Department of Health and Children (DOHC)
Issue Date:
Jul-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248636
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Bacterial meningitis and septicaemia are systemic infections caused by a variety of organisms, the most common being Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The epidemiology of these conditions in the western world has been well described. This is particularly so in respect of the most commonly occurring of these infections in this country, meningococcal disease. This infection is spread by direct contact, can affect any age group but is concentrated mainly in infancy and early childhood. It occurs mainly sporadically but occasionally in epidemic form. Cases are reported throughout the year but the infection peaks during the winter months and carries a case fatality rate cf up to 10%.
Keywords:
MENINGITIS; INFECTION CONTROL

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health and Children (DOHC)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-12T14:55:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-12T14:55:18Z-
dc.date.issued1999-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/248636-
dc.descriptionBacterial meningitis and septicaemia are systemic infections caused by a variety of organisms, the most common being Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The epidemiology of these conditions in the western world has been well described. This is particularly so in respect of the most commonly occurring of these infections in this country, meningococcal disease. This infection is spread by direct contact, can affect any age group but is concentrated mainly in infancy and early childhood. It occurs mainly sporadically but occasionally in epidemic form. Cases are reported throughout the year but the infection peaks during the winter months and carries a case fatality rate cf up to 10%.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health and Children (DOHC)en_GB
dc.subjectMENINGITISen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.titleWorking group on bacterial meningitis and related conditions: second reporten_GB
dc.typeReporten
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