Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 12th, 2002
Thirty-three cases and nine fatalities were reported in England and Wales, a similar number to that reported in 2000, despite the recommendation to use a different vaccine in 2001. Better implementation of control policies are needed to prevent an outbreak of meningococcal disease among pilgrims and their contacts this year, conclude authors of a research letter in the February 13, 2002 issue of the Lancet.
An outbreak of a previously rare strain (W135) of meningococcal disease was seen in 2000 and 2001 among pilgrims...
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