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Revista Médica del Uruguay

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Abstract

PIREZ, María Catalina  and  SOCIEDAD URUGUAYA DE PEDIATRIA. Comité de Infectología et al. Enfermedad invasiva meningocócica en uruguay. Informe epidemiológico y recomendaciones, mayo 2002. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2002, vol.18, n.1, pp. 83-88. ISSN 0303-3295.

Summary In recent times epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease (EIM) in Uruguay has been changing: serogroup C cases have decreased whereas serogroup B increased. Last year, Neisseria meningitidis group B epidemic was suspected since cases increased, age of patients moved to range older than 5 years, an epidemic peak appeared in a small city, deaths of patients older than 5 years, and predominance of one strain (B:4,7:P1.15,19) over a combi-nation of Neisseria meningitidis group B strains. Epidemiologic and microbiologic data supporting countrywide immunization with antimeningococcal B-C vaccine (Finlay Institute) in 4 to 19 year-old-people are shown.

Keywords : MENINGITIS MENINGOCÓCICA [inmunología]; MENINGITIS MENINGOCÓCICA [epidemiología]; NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS.; URUGUAY.

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