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Volume 6, Number 1—February 2000


Risk Factors for Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis during an Outbreak in Wales

Patricia E. Fitzpatrick*, Roland L. Salmon*Comments to Author , Paul R. Hunter†, Richard J Roberts‡, and Stephen R. Palmer*
Author affiliations: *PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (Wales), Cardiff, United Kingdom; †Chester Public Health Laboratory, Chester, United Kingdom; ‡North Wales Health Authority, Mold, United Kingdom

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Table 1

Subtyping of Neisseria meningitidis isolates in a Welsh secondary school

Student group
Subtype Overall Questionnaire completed Rate of carriage (%)
B 17a 14 2.2
29E 7 6 0.9
C 4 4 0.5
Y 4 4 0.5
Z 2 0 0.3
W135 1 1 0.1
Nontypable 26 24 3.5
Total 61a 53 8.1

aIncluding isolate from the single N. meningitidis-positive teacher.

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