1957
DOI: 10.1017/s0022172400037360
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Abstract: Eleven cases of aseptic meningitis occurred in a Cambridgeshire village between 17 October and 11 November 1955. The syndrome consisted of severe headache, backache, vomiting, fever and neck stiffness together with lymphocytes and frequently some granulocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid. Principally, it affected persons aged between 10 and 30 years. Out of a total population twenty-three at risk, seventeen were infected and eight became ill. A further three contacts who were living in Cambridge became ill.Ident… Show more

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“…The association of this particular virus with aseptic meningitis, often accompanied by a rubelliform rash, was first observed in 1956 (Tyrrell and Snell, 1956;McLean and Cameron, 1957). On many subsequent occasions frank epidemics of meningitis, sharply circumscribed in time and place, have occurred with evidence of direct spread within families (Sanford and Sulkin, 1959;Sabin, Krumbiegal, and Wigand 1958;Sabin 1960).…”
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“…The association of this particular virus with aseptic meningitis, often accompanied by a rubelliform rash, was first observed in 1956 (Tyrrell and Snell, 1956;McLean and Cameron, 1957). On many subsequent occasions frank epidemics of meningitis, sharply circumscribed in time and place, have occurred with evidence of direct spread within families (Sanford and Sulkin, 1959;Sabin, Krumbiegal, and Wigand 1958;Sabin 1960).…”
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