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To the Editor: As of April 20, 2000, >300 laboratory confirmed cases of meningococcal disease caused by N. meningitidis serogroup W135 (NMW135) have been reported in Saudi Arabia and nine other countries among Hajj pilgrims or their close contacts (1). This is the first reported multinational outbreak of W135 meningococcal disease. NMW135 accounts for <5%(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of Haemophilus influenzae vaccination of infants. RESEARCH DESIGN We evaluated H influenzae type b (Hib) disease rates in Los Angeles County, California (population, 9 million; 1983 through 1992), and in the Southern California Kaiser Health Plan (2.5 million enrollees; 1988 through 1992) during the past decade. Cases were(More)
Ten cases of meningococcal meningitis in the Los Angeles County men's jail system in 1986 were the first known reported cases in this population. New cases have continued into 1990. Nineteen of 21 symptomatic cases identified by serogroup from the men's jail occurring through 1988 had serogroup C. The prevalence of meningococcal carriage and potential risk(More)
BACKGROUND A cluster of six neonatal cases of coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremias occurred in a Los Angeles County neonatal intensive care unit in March 1989. METHODS A retrospective cohort study assessed the impact of host-and delivery-related variables, length of hospitalization, duration of antibiotic treatment, performance or duration of(More)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccination coverage and disease incidence were measured among preschool-aged children residing in inner-city Los Angeles. Among children 1.5 to 14 months of age, vaccination coverage of at least one dose increased from 0% in 1990 to 82% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 73%, 91%) in 1992. Among children 15 to 59 months(More)
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