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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002

Research

Mass Vaccination Campaign Following Community Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease

Gérard Krause*†Comments to Author , Carina Blackmore†, Steven Wiersma†, Cheryll Lesneski‡, Laurey Gauch‡, and Richard S. Hopkins†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida, USA; ‡Putnam County Health Department, Palatka, Florida, USA;

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Table 1

Cases of serogroup C meningococcal disease, Putnam County, Florida, 1998–1999a

Onset date Sex Age Resident of target area Received chemoprophylaxis Received vaccine PFGE Outcome
12/12/98 F 2 yrs Yes No No No isolate No sequelae
12/12/98 F 18 yrs Yes No No Identical No sequelae
12/18/98 M 12 yrs Yes No No Identical No sequelae
12/25/98 F 2 yrs Yes No No Identical No sequelae
12/25/98 F 4 yrs Yes No No Identical No sequelae
12/26/98 M 11 yrs Yes No No Identical No sequelae
12/26/98 M 12 yrs Yes No No No isolate No sequelae
12/29/98 M 18 yrs Yes No No Identical Died
01/03/99 M 25 yrs Yes Yes No Identical No sequelae
3/25/99 M 17 yrs No No No Identical No sequelae
5/12/99 F 6 yrs Yes Yes Yes 3 bands’ difference Necrosis of ear lobe
12/28/99 F 3 mo Yes No No Identical Died

aPFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; M, male; F, female.

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