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Volume 8, Number 5—May 2002

Dispatch

Outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Gregory J. Tyrrell*†Comments to Author , Linda Chui*, Marcia Johnson‡, Nicholas Chang*, Robert P. Rennie*†, James A. Talbot*†, and The Edmonton Meningococcal Study Group
Author affiliations: *The Provincial Laboratory of Public Health for Alberta, Alberta, Canada; †The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; ‡The Capital Health Authority, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Table

Rates of Neisseria meningitidis disease in the Edmonton, Canada, region (per 100,000)a

Rate Age (cases)
<1 2-4 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-59 >60
17-month periodb 50.0 (9) 9.7 (3) 5.3 (3) 6.8 (4) 35.7 (20) 10.6 (6) 4.0 (5) 2.3 (7) 1.7 (3)
Annualized 37.5 7.3 4.0 5.1 26.8 8.0 3.0 1.8 1.3

a Population=827,507 (6).
b December 1999 through April 2001.

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1The Provincial Laboratory of Public Health for Alberta; Dora Lee, The Capital Health Authority; Kari Bergstrom, Gerald Predy, Alberta Health and Wellness; Karen Grimsrud, Agnes Honish and John Waters.

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