Bacterial meningitis in southwestern Alaska.

  title={Bacterial meningitis in southwestern Alaska.},
  author={Janet R. Gilsdorf},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={106 5},
Between July 1, 1971, and June 30, 1974, thirty-nine cases of bacterial meningitis were diagnosed at the Alaska Native Health Service Hospital at Bethel, Alaska. Thirty-two (82%) occurred in infants less than one year of age. Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) was the predominant causative agent, and was isolated from 23 (72%) of the 32 patients under one year of age. The annual incidence of H. influenzae meningitis in the Bethel area was 63/100,000, and the annual incidence of H… CONTINUE READING

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