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Effectiveness of vaccinating household contacts in addition to chemoprophylaxis after a case of meningococcal disease: a systematic review


Maarten Hoek, Hannah Christensen, Wiebke Hellenbrand, Paweł Stefanoff, Michael Howitz, James Stuart.


Epidemiol Infect 2008; 136: 1441-7.

A systematic review of evidence to which I contributed by providing evidence from the Polish investigation of household clusters. I did not have substancial input to this manuscript. The main work was done by the EPIET fellow based in Bristol, Marteen Hoek and his mentor James Stuart. Systematic reviews are important sources of evidence, especially in the field of Public Health, where it is often not possible to carry out randomized studies.

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