Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 10th, 2006
"Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia in the United States. Approximately 10-15% of meningococcal patients died despite antimicrobial therapies. We used vital records to assess meningococcal disease mortality in the United States during 1990-2002," scientists in the United States report.
"Meningococcal cases were defined as reported deaths with recorded International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9) codes 036.0-036.9 or ICD-10...
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