Meningococcal Disease in Northern Ireland - Past, Present & Future: MeningoNI Forum

B C Millar, L Banks, T W Bourke, M Cunningham, Jsg Dooley, S Elshibly, C E Goldsmith, D Fairley, K Jackson, S Lamont, L Jessop, E McCrudden, D McConnell, K McAuley, J P McKenna, Pja Moore, R Smithson, J Stirling, M Shields, J E Moore

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Abstract

Meningococcal disease has had devastating consequences in Northern Ireland since its first description locally in 1859. The incidence of this disease has significantly declined in recent years, however it is important to understand reasons for this changing epidemiology and to acknowledge the diagnostic and clinical management developments that have been made locally. This review aims to examine the changing face of this disease in Northern Ireland over the years, with particular reference to local disease prevention, epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical treatment and management, post-disease sequelae and the role of meningitis charities locally, in terms of patient support and research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83
JournalThe Ulster Medical Journal
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2018

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    Millar, B. C., Banks, L., Bourke, T. W., Cunningham, M., Dooley, J., Elshibly, S., Goldsmith, C. E., Fairley, D., Jackson, K., Lamont, S., Jessop, L., McCrudden, E., McConnell, D., McAuley, K., McKenna, J. P., Moore, P., Smithson, R., Stirling, J., Shields, M., & Moore, J. E. (2018). Meningococcal Disease in Northern Ireland - Past, Present & Future: MeningoNI Forum. The Ulster Medical Journal, 87(2), 83. https://doi.org/https://www.ums.ac.uk/087_2.html