Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 438--439

Meningococcal meningitis C in Tamil Nadu, public health perspectives


Kirubah Vasandhi David1, Ruby Angeline Pricilla2, Beeson Thomas2 
1 Department of Family Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Kirubah Vasandhi David
Department of Family Medicine, Low Cost Effective Care Unit, Schell Eye Campus, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 001, Tamil Nadu
India

Meningococcal meningitis has rarely been reported in Tamil Nadu. We report here two children diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, on May 2014. The causative strain was Neisseria meningitidis serotype C. The role of the primary care physician in early diagnosis, appropriate referral, and preventive measures of this disease to the immediate family and community is stressed.


How to cite this article:
David KV, Pricilla RA, Thomas B. Meningococcal meningitis C in Tamil Nadu, public health perspectives.J Family Med Prim Care 2014;3:438-439


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David KV, Pricilla RA, Thomas B. Meningococcal meningitis C in Tamil Nadu, public health perspectives. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 25 ];3:438-439
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