Report of the first hemispheric meeting on meningococcal disease
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The first Hemispheric meeting on meningococcal meningitis was held in São Paulo and Brasília on 23-28 February 1976. Organized by the Pan American Health Organization in collaboration with the Government of Brazil and other PAHO Member States, the meeting had three principal aims: to review the general subject of cerebrospinal meningitis and the special situation in Brazil; to analyze experience gained in Brazil regarding laboratory diagnosis, treatment, and reduction of mortality among hospitalized patients; and to develop prevention and control strategies based on a review of available scientific knowledge and techniques for prevention and control of meningococcal disease (Au)
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