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Flavobacterium meningosepticum from cases' of meningitis in Botswana and England
  1. S. P. Lapage,
  2. R. J. Owen
  1. National Collection of Type Cultures, Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale Avenue, London


    Two strains of Flavobacterium meningosepticum isolated from cases of meningitis are described. One was isolated in Botswana from a man with an aplastic anaemia, the other in the UK from an infant who was probably infected in Bangladesh. The severity of the infection, the characterization of the organism, and the possibility that infection may be found in the UK are discussed.

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