Communicable Disease Report 2003 - Chapter Four
Diseases Spread by Close Personal Contact
- In Peel, Meningococcal disease is most common among children aged less than one year, followed by those aged 15 to 19 years and one to four years of age.
- The incidence of reported invasive group A streptococcal infection (GAS) decreased in 2002, after steadily increasing from 1993 to 2001. Part of the increase from 1993 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 over 60 years of age.
- The incidence of tuberculosis was generally stable in Peel from 1993 to 2002 and more common in the older age group.
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