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Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease Associated With an Elementary School in Oklahoma, March 2010

4/7/2012

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  (MMWR) 
4-6-2012  Page 217

During March 10–31, 2010, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) investigated an outbreak of meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis) disease involving a consolidated school district of 1,850 students in rural northeastern Oklahoma. An OSDH field investigation team and the Rogers County Health Department (RCHD) established operations at the affected elementary school as soon as the outbreak was recognized. Five cases of meningococcal disease (including one probable case) were identified among four elementary school students and one high school student. Two students died; two recovered fully, and one survivor required amputation of all four limbs and facial reconstruction.

To read the full report go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6113a1.htm?s_cid=mm6113a1_e

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