Meningococcal disease in the Netherlands: Much media hype but no epidemic present

A. M. Van Furth, H. L. Zaaijer

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Abstract

An outbreak of meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis C, type 2a recently occurred in the Dutch province of West-Brabant. Five children were affected and two of these died. The Outbreak Management Team decided to start a local vaccination campaign with a meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine. The publicity surrounding these cases of meningococcal disease led to much anxiety throughout the Netherlands. Despite parent's concerns, there is nothing to indicate the presence of an epidemic.

Translated title of the contributionMeningococcal disease in the Netherlands: Much media hype but no epidemic present
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1716-1718
Number of pages3
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume145
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2001

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Meningokokkenziekte in Nederland : Mediahype, maar geen epidemie. / Van Furth, A. M.; Zaaijer, H. L.

In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, Vol. 145, No. 36, 08.09.2001, p. 1716-1718.

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