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Why do college freshmen living in dormitories have an increased risk for meningococcal disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Proximity

Dorms, classes, cafeterias or military barracks, some infections are more likely to pass among populations in close proximity.
The higher risk populations share similar settings . Meningococcal disease is also carried by some in their nasal passages without ever getting ill. Proximity, carriers and time duration of contact all add to the process.

In brief: Proximity

Dorms, classes, cafeterias or military barracks, some infections are more likely to pass among populations in close proximity.
The higher risk populations share similar settings . Meningococcal disease is also carried by some in their nasal passages without ever getting ill. Proximity, carriers and time duration of contact all add to the process.
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