Meningococcal disease in Louisiana 1978–1985

  title={Meningococcal disease in Louisiana 1978–1985},
  author={M.P.H. Dr. John B. Vaughn D.V.M. and Theresa J. Forti B.S.N. and M. S. Hyg Dr. P.H. and M.P.H. James E. Banta and Louise McFarland Dr. P.H. and B. S. Karen Y. Kelso C.R.N.},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
Data were analyzed from 729 meningococcal cases reported to the Epidemiology Section, Office of Preventive and Public Health Services, Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources from 1978 through 1985. A total of 122 deaths (16.8%) occurred from these cases, with the highest case fatality rate (23.7%) noted in 1981. The eight-year average incidence… CONTINUE READING