Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-1993

Comments

This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Delaware Medical Journal Volume 65, Issue 11, November 1993, Pages 711-714. © Medical Society of Delaware.

Abstract

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported only two cases of documented meningococcal infection in the pediatric population in 1992. As of March 1, 1993, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicated only one case of meningococcal disease in the state of Delaware for 1993. However, from the end of February to early April 1993, approximately six weeks, there were seven cases of documented meningococcal infection in the pediatric population that either presented or were transferred to one of the pediatric care facilities in the Wilmington, Delaware area. Notification of these cases to the Delaware Division of Public Health prompted the dispersion of a statewide letter concerning the recognition of the clinical signs of meningitis and the proper prophylaxis for meningococcal exposure.

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