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January 2003, Volume 53, Issue 1


Outbreaks of Meningococcal Meningitis during Hajj: changing face of an old enemy

M. A. Khan

N. meningitides is the leading cause of meningitis worldwide and a significant public health problem in most countries. The worldwide incidence of meningococcal meningitis probably exceeds 100,000 cases per year. It has been estimated that in the third world countries >310,000

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