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Title: Epidemics of meningococcal disease serogroup C in Salvador, Brazil
Authors: Cardoso, Cristiane Wanderley
Flannery, B
Reis, Joice Neves
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Municipal Secretary of Health of Salvador. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Pan American Health Organization. Brasilia, DF, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Federal University of Bahia. School of Pharmacy. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Abstract: Epidemics of bacterial meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis were first reported in Brazil in 1920.Following the predominance of meningococcal serogroup B during the 1990s, serogroup C outbreaks emerged throughout Brazil after 2000, gradually replacing B as the most prevalent serogroup. During the first semester of 2010, unusually high numbers of meningococcal disease cases and deaths among persons older than 10 years occurred in the city of Salvador, leading the state immunization program to conduct mass vaccination of city residents 10 to 24 years of age from May to August 2010. We analyzed data from meningitis surveillance in Salvador in 2010
Keywords: Meningococcal Meningitis
Neisseria Meningitidis
Cerebrospinal fluid
keywords: Meningite meningococica
Neisseria meningitidis
Líquido cefalorraquidiano
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Citation: CARDOSO, C. W.; FLANNERY, B.; REIS, J. N. Epidemics of meningococcal disease serogroup C in Salvador, Brazil. In: Congresso Internacional de Medicina Tropical e Malária, 18 e Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 48., 2012, Rio de Janeiro. Resumos... Rio de Janeiro: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 2012.
Copyright: open access
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