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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXII/191: 287-292 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXII/191: 287-292

Title: Invasive meningococcal disease in Opolskie Voivodeship between 2005–2010

Authors: Posmyk U., Hryniewicz W., Skoczyńska A., Kumala R.

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Invasive meningococcal disease in Opolskie Voivodeship between 2005–2010


Posmyk U.1, Hryniewicz W.2, Skoczyńska A.2, Kumala R.3

1Department of Epidemiology, Regional Disease Control Centre in Opole; 2National Reference Centre for Bacterial Meningitis, Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Microbiology, National Medicines Institute in Warsaw, Poland; 3Institute of Methodology of School Physical Education, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław

The article describes epidemiological situation concerning invasive meningococcal disease in Opolskie Voivodeship in comparison to the whole country, in years 2005–2010, and activities undertaken related to the increased number of meningococcal infections. Owing to anti-epidemic and educational activities, distinct improvement of epidemiological situation in respect to invasive meningococcal disease in Opolskie Voivodeship was achieved. It required many of interdisciplinary activities and multi stage cooperation between Public Health Institutions. Only closed cooperation and exact realization of Meningococcal Disease Council recommendations and of the National Reference Centre for Bacterial Meningitis procedures permitted to control epidemic situation. Mass media played a significant role providing reliable and timely information and education campaign which allowed to reduce public anxiety in Opolskie Voivodeship.

Key words: invasive meningococcal disease, anti-epidemic activity, Opolskie Voivodeship

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