Incidence and case-fatality rate of meningococcal meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in the Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory, during 2011

@article{Ghuneim2013IncidenceAC,
  title={Incidence and case-fatality rate of meningococcal meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in the Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory, during 2011},
  author={N. Ghuneim and M. Dheir and Fouad Issawi},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2013},
  volume={382}
}
Background Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening bacterial infection that presents as meningococcal septicaemia or meningococcal meningitis. Meningococcal septicaemia, despite treatment and improvement of the associated case-fatality rate (CFR), is rapidly progressive and can be fatal, whereas meningococcal meningitis usually has a good outcome and is more common than is meningococcal septicaemia (47% vs 43%). Meningococcal disease is endemic in the Gaza Strip, whereas it is sporadic in…