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Diseases Spread by Close Personal Contact

  • In Peel, meningococcal disease is most common among children aged less than one year.

  • The incidence of reported invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) infection stabilized in 2002 and 2003, after steadily increasing from 1994 to 2001. Part of the increase from 1994 to 2001 is explained by a more inclusive case definition that has been used since 1995. Two outbreaks in 2001 raised rates in that year.

  • Invasive group A streptococcal infection is most common in children less than one year of age and those aged 60 or more.

  • The incidence of tuberculosis was generally stable in Peel from 1994 to 2003; tuberculosis was found to be more prevalent in those aged 60 years or older.
  Chapter Five - Diseases Spread by Close Personal Contact (PDF file 48 KB, 5 pages)

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