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Volume 23, Number 7—July 2017

Dispatch

Emergency Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Program for Teenagers to Control Group W Meningococcal Disease, England, 2015–2016

Helen CampbellComments to Author , Michael Edelstein, Nick Andrews, Ray Borrow, Mary Ramsay, and Shamez Ladhani
Author affiliations: Public Health England, London, UK (H. Campbell, M. Edelstein, N. Andrews, M. Ramsay, S. Ladhani); Public Health England, Manchester, UK (R. Borrow); St. George’s University of London, London (S. Ladhani)

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Table 2

Age distribution of laboratory-confirmed cases of group W meningococcal infection in students, by academic year, England, 2010–11 to 2015–16*

Age group, y Academic year
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13
2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
No. cases Incidence No. cases Incidence No. cases Incidence No. cases Incidence No. cases Incidence No. cases Incidence
<1 3 0.45 4 0.59 3 0.43 12 1.77 26 3.91 17 2.56
1–4 8 0.31 6 0.23 5 0.19 5 0.18 22 0.80 26 0.94
5–14 1 0.02 1 0.02 3 0.05 1 0.02 4 0.06 7 0.11
15–19 4 0.12 1 0.03 13 0.40 13 0.40 26 0.80 18 0.56
20–24 3 0.09 1 0.03 3 0.08 7 0.19 6 0.17 18 0.50
25–44 1 0.01 3 0.02 6 0.04 6 0.04 7 0.05 10 0.07
45–64 7 0.05 6 0.04 13 0.10 12 0.09 29 0.21 43 0.31
>65 11 0.13 11 0.13 15 0.17 34 0.37 69 0.72 79 0.81
Total 38 0.07 33 0.06 61 0.11 90 0.17 189 0.35 218 0.40

*Academic years are September 1–August 31. Incidence, cases/100,000 population.

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