Ten cases of meningococcal meningitis in the Los Angeles County men's jail system in 1986 were the first known reported cases in this population.
New cases have continued into 1990.
Nineteen of 21 symptomatic cases identified by serogroup from the men's jail occurring through 1988 had serogroup C. The prevalence of meningococcal carriage and potential risk factors were studied in 1988 among 150 men booked to enter the jail, 350 inmates being released, and 100 jail staff.
The prevalence of meningococcal carriage among releases, bookings, and staff were 25.4%, 18.7%, and 5.0%, respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériose, Infection, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Méningite, Méningococcie, Epidémiologie, Milieu carcéral, Facteur risque, Prévention, Homme, Californie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteriosis, Infection, United States, North America, America, Meningitis, Meningococcal disease, Epidemiology, Carceral environment, Risk factor, Prevention, Human, California
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Cote : 91-0477902
Code Inist : 002B05B02I. Création : 199406.