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Are letters an effective means of communicating guidelines about prophylactic antibiotics for meningococcal meningitis to close contacts at a child care centre? Volume 8 Issue 8-9

Gay Rixon, Donald Holt

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Gay Rixon

Donald Holt


This paper reports on the results of a survey of the effect of letters sent to close contacts of a meningitis case: staff and parents of children at a hospital child care centre. All respondents (72 per cent) complied with the advice that they approach a doctor, usually their general practitioner, for prescription of a prophylactic antibiotic.