PMID: 10028Jan 1, 1976

Report of the first hemispheric meeting on meningococcal disease

Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization

Abstract

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.

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