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Meningococcal disease

Sharon Bowler District Infection Control Nurse Specialist, Public Health Department, Liverpool Health Authority

This article discusses meningococcal disease and outlines the role of the nurse in treating patients who may suffer from meningitis, one of the illnesses caused by meningococcal disease. It goes on to explain how nurses can support the relatives of these patients. This article originally appeared in Nursing Standard (1998) 13, 5, 49-54

Emergency Nurse. 6, 8, 33-37. doi: 10.7748/en1998.12.6.8.33.c1253

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