The changing epidemiology of invasive bacterial infections in Massachusetts children, 1984 through 1991.

@article{Loughlin1995TheCE,
  title={The changing epidemiology of invasive bacterial infections in Massachusetts children, 1984 through 1991.},
  author={Anita M Loughlin and Colin D. Marchant and Susan M Lett},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1995},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={392-4}
}
Coincident with the licensure of Haemophilus influenzae b conjugate vaccines from 1987 to 1990, the incidence of meningitis and other invasive infections caused by H influenzae type b declined in Massachusetts children by 87% and 91%, respectively. By 1991, Neisseria meningitidis had replaced H influenzae b as the leading cause of bacterial meningitis, accounting for 57% of cases. During the period 1984 through 1991, serogroup C displaced sero-group B as the most common cause of N meningitidis… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…