The Effect of Coumermycin A1on the Meningococcal Carrier State

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Meningococci are extremely sensitive to coumermycin A1in vitro. The results of a controlled double-blind study in Naval recruits revealed, however, that this drug is ineffective in eliminating meningococci in nasopharyngeal carriers. Coumermycin A2in its present form is not recommended for use in the elimination of meningococci among carriers.

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