Respiratory Virus Infection and Risk of Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Central Ontario, Canada

@inproceedings{Tuite2010RespiratoryVI,
  title={Respiratory Virus Infection and Risk of Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Central Ontario, Canada},
  author={Ashleigh R Tuite and Laura M. Kinlin and Stefan P. Kuster and Frances B. Jamieson and Jeffrey C. Kwong and Allison Mcgeer and David N. Fisman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND In temperate climates, invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) incidence tends to coincide with or closely follow peak incidence of influenza virus infection; at a seasonal level, increased influenza activity frequently correlates with increased seasonal risk of IMD. METHODS We evaluated 240 cases of IMD reported in central Ontario, Canada, from 2000 to 2006. Associations between environmental and virological (influenza A, influenza B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)) exposures… CONTINUE READING