Suzanne Handford

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Infections associated with Neisseria meningitidis are a major public health problem in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Currently, over 40% of cases are confirmed directly from clinical specimens using PCR-based methodologies without an organism being isolated. A nested/seminested multilocus sequence typing (MLST) system was developed at the Health(More)
A controlled trial to determine the effects of introducing a centralised, computerised immunisation register commenced in Northland in May 1985. All infants born since 1 January 1985 have been registered on the Health Department's mainframe computer and assigned to either control or test groups. This birth information has been used to study two(More)