Group A meningococcal disease in skid rows: Epidemiology and implications for control

G. A. Filice, S. J. Englender, J. A. Jacobson, J. L. Jourden, D. A. Burns, D. Gregory, G. W. Counts, J. M. Griffiss, D. W. Fraser

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

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