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Volume 18, Number 9—September 2012

Research

Trends in Meningococcal Disease in the United States Military, 1971–2010

Michael P. BroderickComments to Author , Dennis J. Faix, Christian J. Hansen, and Patrick J. Blair
Author affiliations: Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, USA

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Table 1

Confirmed and probable cases of meningococcal disease among members of the United States military, 2006–2010*

Case no. Year Q Death Clinical syndromes Military branch Patient age group, y/sex Patient race/ ethnicity Patient military status Vaccine type Months from vaccination to illness Neisseria meningitidis serogroup
1 2006 1 Yes Men, sep A 20–24/M B AD MPSV-4 12 C
2 2006 1 No Men M 17–19/M W AD MPSV-4 7 C
3 2006 3 No Men M 20–24/M W Trainee MPSV-4 NA UNK
4 2006 3 No Men, sep A 17–19/M W Trainee MPSV-4 1 C
5 2006 3 No Men M 17–19/M W Trainee NA 1 UNK
6 2006 4 No Men M 20–24/M W AD MPSV-4 7 C
7 2007 3 No Men N 25–29/M W AD NA NA UNK
8 2007 3 Yes Sep A 25–29/M W AD MPSV-4 62 B
9 2007 3 No Sep CG 35–39/M UNK AD MPSV-4 229 B
10 2007 3 Yes Sep A 17–19/M W AD MCV-4 3 C
11 2007 4 No Sep N 17–19/M B AD NA NA Y
12 2008 1 No Sep M 17–19/M B Trainee MPSV-4 3 Y
13 2008 1 No Men M 17–19/M W AD MPSV-4 5 Y
14 2008 1 No Men M 17–19/M W Trainee MCV-4 2 B
15 2008 2 No Men M 17–19/M W AD MCV-4 9 UNK
16 2008 2 No Men, sep M 17–19/M W Trainee MCV-4 1 B
17† 2008 3 Yes Sep AF 35–39/F A AD MPSV-4 161 B
18 2008 4 No Sep M 20–24/M H Trainee MCV-4 1 Y
19 2008 4 Yes Men, sep N 20–24/M W Cadet MPSV-4 15 Y
20 2009 1 No Men, sep N 20–24/M W AD MCV-4 4 Y
21 2009 1 No Men A 20–24/F UNK AD MCV-4 7 B
22 2010 1 No Sep M 20–24/M B Trainee MCV-4 1 Y
23 2010 2 No Men, sep N 20–24/F W AD MPSV-4 43 Y
24 2010 3 No Men, sep M 17–19/M W Trainee MCV-4 3 Y
25 2010 3 No Men M 25–29/F B AD MCV-4 8 C
26 2010 4 No Men AF 20–24/M B AD MCV-4 7 C

*Q, quarter; men, meningitis; sep, sepsis; A, Army; B, black; AD, active duty; MPSV-4, polysaccharide; M, Marine Corps; W, white; NA, not available (highly unlikely that person was not vaccinated, but vaccination cannot be confirmed); UNK, unknown; CG, Coast Guard; MCV-4, conjugate; N, Navy; AF, Air Force; A, Asian; H, Hispanic/Latino.
†Probable case.

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