An outbreak of meningococcal disease: implications for community medicine.

Abstract

A local outbreak of five hospitalised cases of meningococcal disease, one of which was fatal, occurred over a period of three weeks in a small community in one health district. The events surrounding this outbreak illustrate many of the problems of dealing with the community medicine aspects of potentially serious infectious disease. Difficulties in the management of the outbreak are identified and contributing factors discussed.

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@article{Buchan1984AnOO, title={An outbreak of meningococcal disease: implications for community medicine.}, author={H Buchan and Liron Levy and John W. McLeod and Janet Say}, journal={The New Zealand medical journal}, year={1984}, volume={97 769}, pages={860-2} }