No meningitis C deaths recorded in under-19s

Tanday, Sanjay
April 2008
GP: General Practitioner;4/25/2008, preceding p3
The article presents the annual immunisation report of the Department of Health which found no record of meningitis C deaths under 19 years old in 2007 in Great Britain. Previous reports indicated that meningitis C killed up to 78 under this age and left many survivors with brain damage or amputations. However, the 2007 statistics showed that mass vaccination with the meningitis C conjugate vaccine has wiped out the disease.


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