Traduction en anglais : Chemoprophylaxis in indirectly connected cases of Haemophilus influenzae meningitis.
In January 1991, in a community near the South German town of Tübingen, an infant and a toddler developed a Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) meningitis within a period of one week.
The patients had no direct contact with each other, but each of them had a healthy sibling that was older.
These siblings attended the same kindergarten and the same group.
Five months later we noted the same situation in another community.
Two infants fell ill with HIB meningitis at short intervals from each other, and again both patients had no common contacts, but they did have healthy siblings attending the same kindergarten and group.
Hence, it must be assumed that the HIB strain circulated among the healthy kindergarten children and was transmitted by these to the patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Méningite, Bactériose, Infection, Haemophilus influenzae, Pasteurellaceae, Bactérie, Transmission homme homme, Nourrisson, Homme, Garderie enfant, Prévention, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Rifampicine, Système nerveux pathologie, Antibiotique, Milieu familial, Allemagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Meningitis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Haemophilus influenzae, Pasteurellaceae, Bacteria, Transmission from man to man, Infant, Human, Day care center, Prevention, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Nervous system diseases, Antibiotic, Family environment, Germany, Europe
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Cote : 92-0183202
Code Inist : 002B05B02I. Création : 199406.