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EpiReview: meningococcal disease in NSW 1991–1999 Volume 11 Issue 7

Jeremy McAnulty, Mohammad Habib, David Muscatello

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 11(7) 128 - 130 Published: 2000

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Jeremy McAnulty

Mohammad Habib

David Muscatello


Meningococcal disease is characterised by a rapid onset
and, on rare occasions, death. Because these deaths are
often sudden and usually affect young people they are
often publicised and cause alarm within the community.
Here we review the epidemiology of meningococcal
disease cases notified in NSW since 1991.