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Public health management of increased incidence of meningococcal disease in the Australian Capital Territory: 2003 to 2004

Isaac-Toua, Geethanjali; Guest, Charles; Hiam, Rona; Passaris, Irene


This paper describes a sudden increase of meningococcal notifications in the Australian Capital Territory within a 3 month period, and the public health strategies used to manage it. There were 15 cases of meningococcal disease notified to the Communicable Disease Control (CDC) section, Australian Capital Territory Health (ACT Health), between 6 November 2003 and 5 February 2004. This was much higher than the annual average of 6 cases. The cases were notified in 2 clusters. The first cluster of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence


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