Prolonged outbreak of B meningococcal disease in the Seine-Maritime department, France, January 2003 to June 2005.

@article{Rouaud2006ProlongedOO,
  title={Prolonged outbreak of B meningococcal disease in the Seine-Maritime department, France, January 2003 to June 2005.},
  author={P Rouaud and Anne Perrocheau and Muhamed-Kkeir Taha and C Sesbou{\'e} and Aur{\'e}lien Forgues and Isabelle Parent du Ch{\^a}telet and D Levy-bruhl},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={3-4}
}
Between January 2003 and June 2005, an outbreak of meningococcal disease occurred in the department of Seine-Maritime in northern France. Eighty six cases were notified, giving an average annual incidence of 2.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared with 1.6 in France. An especially affected area was defined as the city of Dieppe and its surrounding area (26 cases, giving an annual incidence of 12 cases per 100,000). This outbreak was due to N. meningitidis phenotype B:14:P1.7,16 belonging to… CONTINUE READING