Communicable Disease Report 2002 - Focus on Tuberculosis - Chapter Five
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.
- The incidence of reported Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infection has been steadily increasing since 1992. Part of the increase can be explained by a more inclusive case definition that has been used since 1995. Two outbreaks in 2001 raised rates in that year.
- Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infection is most common in children less than one year and those over 60 years.
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