[Survey of gonococcal and meningococcal infections. Results from a systematic study of patients from an urban dispensary and sexual partners (author's transl)].Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique. 1981; 29(2):125-32.RE
Over a period of 28 months, 605 strains of gonococci and 302 strains of meningococci have been isolated in an urban dispensary. The study was particularly concerned with the identification of gonococcal and meningococcal strains isolated from the patients sexual partners and with epidemiological distribution of the two species. There was only little seasonal variations in the occurrence of gonococcal infections. The frequency of meningococcal infections (which are only poorly transmitted, by the nasopharyngeal route) varied inconsistently during the period covered.