Single-dose oral ciprofloxacin prophylaxis as a response to a meningococcal meningitis epidemic in the African meningitis belt: A 3-arm, open-label, cluster-randomized trial

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619195
Title:
Single-dose oral ciprofloxacin prophylaxis as a response to a meningococcal meningitis epidemic in the African meningitis belt: A 3-arm, open-label, cluster-randomized trial
Authors:
Coldiron, ME; Assao, B; Page, A; Hitchings, MDT; Alcoba, G; Ciglenecki, I; Langendorf, C; Mambula, C; Adehossi, E; Sidikou, F; Tassiou, EI; De Lastours, V; Grais, RF
Journal:
PLoS Medicine
Abstract:
Antibiotic prophylaxis for contacts of meningitis cases is not recommended during outbreaks in the African meningitis belt. We assessed the effectiveness of single-dose oral ciprofloxacin administered to household contacts and in village-wide distributions on the overall attack rate (AR) in an outbreak of meningococcal meningitis.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
26-Jun-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619195
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pmed.1002593
PubMed ID:
29944651
Submitted date:
2018-07-03
Language:
en
ISSN:
1549-1676
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorColdiron, MEen
dc.contributor.authorAssao, Ben
dc.contributor.authorPage, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHitchings, MDTen
dc.contributor.authorAlcoba, Gen
dc.contributor.authorCiglenecki, Ien
dc.contributor.authorLangendorf, Cen
dc.contributor.authorMambula, Cen
dc.contributor.authorAdehossi, Een
dc.contributor.authorSidikou, Fen
dc.contributor.authorTassiou, EIen
dc.contributor.authorDe Lastours, Ven
dc.contributor.authorGrais, RFen
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-10T15:01:20Z-
dc.date.available2018-07-10T15:01:20Z-
dc.date.issued2018-06-26-
dc.date.submitted2018-07-03-
dc.identifier.citationSingle-dose oral ciprofloxacin prophylaxis as a response to a meningococcal meningitis epidemic in the African meningitis belt: A 3-arm, open-label, cluster-randomized trial. 2018, 15 (6):e1002593 PLoS Med.en
dc.identifier.issn1549-1676-
dc.identifier.pmid29944651-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pmed.1002593-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619195-
dc.description.abstractAntibiotic prophylaxis for contacts of meningitis cases is not recommended during outbreaks in the African meningitis belt. We assessed the effectiveness of single-dose oral ciprofloxacin administered to household contacts and in village-wide distributions on the overall attack rate (AR) in an outbreak of meningococcal meningitis.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://medicine.plosjournals.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen
dc.titleSingle-dose oral ciprofloxacin prophylaxis as a response to a meningococcal meningitis epidemic in the African meningitis belt: A 3-arm, open-label, cluster-randomized trialen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Medicineen

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