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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 21, 2015; 21(11): 3184-3196
Published online Mar 21, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i11.3184
Table 3 Risk factors for meningococcal disease
College freshman living in dormitories
Microbiologists routinely exposed to Neisseria meningitidis
Military recruits
Persons who travel to or reside in countries where Neisseria meningitidis is hyper-endemic or epidemic particularly if contact with the local population will be prolonged
Persons with persistent complement component deficiency
Persons with anatomic or functional asplenia
Persons with human immunodeficiency virus infection