Interviews conducted during outbreaks of group A meningococcal disease in skid row communities suggested that heavy alcohol use was associated with increased risk of disease. Frequent moving within skid row and from one skid row to another was characteristic of a subpopulation with increased risk of disease and may have facilitated spread within and between skid rows. The observations discussed herein have important implications for control of communicable diseases in and near skid rows.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American journal of public health|
|State||Published - 1984|