Risk factors for carriage of Neisseria meningitidis during an outbreak in Wales

Patricia E. Fitzpatrick, Roland L. Salmon, Paul R. Hunter, Richard J. Roberts, Stephen R. Palmer

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In a school outbreak of meningococcal disease in Wales, we compared risk factors for the carriage of Neisseria meningitidis B15 P1.16 with carriage of any meningococci. Students had throat swabs and completed a questionnaire. Sixty (7.9%) carried meningococci; risk for carriage was higher in those >14 years of age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

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