French Outbreak

Around 500 cases of Invasive Meningococcal Disease are diagnosed each year in France and usually presents as meningitis or septicemia.

Meningococcus is frequently carried in the pharynx, and 5% to 10% of the overall population are carriers at any one time. A vaccination campaign was launched to provide individual protection, to stop the spread of bacteria, and to reach herd immunity,

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