Analysis of Bacterial Meningitis in the SlovakRepublic in 1991–1998

Authors: H. Hudečková 1;  E. Nováková 2;  V. Oleár 3
Authors‘ workplace: Odbor epidemiológie, Štátny zdravotný ústav, Martin 2 Národné referenčné centrum pre hemofilové infekcie, Štátny zdravotný ústav, Žilina 3 Pasteur Mérieux Connaught, Žilina 1
Published in: Epidemiol. Mikrobiol. Imunol. , 2000, č. 3, s. 130-135


The authors present the results of analyses of cases of notified bacterial meningitis in Slovakia in1991–1998, focused on haemophilic meningitis. They demonstrate the ratio of different sources ofinfection on the development of disease – Haemophilus influenzae 214 cases (13.6%), Streptococcuspneumoniae 183 (11.6%), Neisseria meningitidis 343 (21.8%), other infectious agents 182 (11.5%) andnegative cultivations 652 (41.4%). In children aged 0–5 years 668 cases were notified, i.e. 42.4% of thetotal number (1 574), in other age groups 906 cases, i.e. 57.6%.The mean notified morbidity of haemophil meningitis in 1991–1998 was 0.5/100 000 population. Thehighest age specific morbidity was in the group of children aged 0–5 years and varied from 2.5/100 000in 1991 to 7.7/100 000 in 1998.

Key words:
bacterial meningitis – haemophil meningitis – morbidity.

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