Factors affecting carriage of Neisseria meningitidis among Greek military recruits.


Greek military recruits (993) were examined for carriage of meningococci during July 1990. Blood, saliva and throat swab specimens were obtained and each recruit answered a questionnaire providing information on age, education (a measure of socioeconomic level), place of residence, smoking habits and recent infections. The overall carriage rate was 25% but… (More)


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