Epidemiology of meningitis in Oman, 2000-2005
AbstractWe reviewed the epidemiologic features and trends for 771 cases of meningitis in Oman from January 2000 to December 2005. We found 69% were bacterial in origin and 13% were viral. Leading bacterial pathogens included Haemophilus influenzae [15%], Streptococcus pneumoniae [14%] and Nesseria meningitidis [12%]. For 56% of patients with suspected pyogenic meningitis, no specific bacterial pathogen could be identified. Peak occurrence was in children under 2 years old. The incidence of H. influenzae type b decreased by almost 100% after implementation of the national immunization programme in 2001, while the incidence of cases caused by S. pneumoniae and N. meningitidis remained steady
Dash, N., Al Khusaiby, S., Behlim, T., Mohammadi, A., Mohammadi, E. et al. (2009). Epidemiology of meningitis in Oman, 2000-2005. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117770
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (6), 1358-1364, 2009
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