Asymptomatic carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in a randomly sampled population.

  title={Asymptomatic carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in a randomly sampled population.},
  author={Dominique A Caugant and Ernst Arne H\oiby and Per Magnus and O Scheel and Terje Hoel and Gunnar Bjune and Elisabeth Wedege and Jan Eng and Leif Oddvar Fr\oholm},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={32 2},
To estimate the extent of meningococcal carriage in the Norwegian population and to investigate the relationship of several characteristics of the population to the carrier state, 1,500 individuals living in rural and small-town areas near Oslo were selected at random from the Norwegian National Population Registry. These persons were asked to complete a questionnaire and to volunteer for a bacteriological tonsillopharyngeal swab sampling. Sixty-three percent of the selected persons… CONTINUE READING
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