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modeling future changes to the meningococcal serogroup c conjugate (mcc) vaccine program in england and wales.the uk meningococcal serogroup c conjugate (mcc) vaccine program has successfully controlled serogroup c disease, due to high vaccine effectiveness and substantial herd immunity. however, children immunised at 2, 3 and 4 months of age receive only short-term direct protection and may be at risk of disease 15 months after vaccination. to investigate this we applied a mathematical model to predict the future epidemiology of serogroup c disease, with and without changes to the immunization schedule ...200617012888
risk factors for neisseria meningitidis carriage in a school during a community outbreak of meningococcal infection.as part of the management of an outbreak of meningococcal infection, 119 school contacts of an index case were swabbed for nasopharyngeal carriage. in a cohort study, risk factors for neisseria meningitidis carriage were ascertained by means of a questionnaire, completed by 114 (96%) of those swabbed. twenty five (21%) cultures were identified as "neisseria positive'; of which there were 18 (15%) neisseria meningitidis isolates, 2 (2%) neisseria lactamica isolates and 5 (4%) showed contaminants ...19968870623
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