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Table 3 Countries with low endemic rates (<2 case/100,000 population per year)

From: Global epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease

Country Year Incidence/100,000 population Predominant serogroup Source Comments
    African Region   
   No country in this region is in the low rate category  
    European Region   
Austria 1999–2010 1.02–1.2 B, C [23, 24]  
Bulgaria 2000–2010 0.11–1.1 * [23, 28]  
Croatia 1997–2005 0.7–1.3 * [28]  
Cyprus 1997–2010 0.13–1.7 * [23, 28]  
Czech Republic 1999–2010 0.57–1.0 B, C [23, 24]  
Estonia 2001–2010 0.15–1.6 * [23, 28]  
Finland 1999–2010 0.64–1.1 B [23, 24]  
France 0.7–1.13 B, C  
Germany 0.47–0.73 B, C  
Hungary 2004–2010 0.3–0.4 *  
Italy 1999–2010 0.25–0.55 B, C  
Latvia 2004–2008 0.25–1.03 *  
Poland 1999–2010 0.17–0.84 B  
Serbia 2000 0.9 * [28]  
Slovakia 2004–2010 0.59–0.9 * [23, 24][23, 24]  
Slovenia 1999–2010 0.3–1.2 *  
Sweden 2004–2010 0.5–0.7 B, C  
    Eastern Mediterranean Region   
   No country in this region is in the low rate category  
    Region of the Americas   
Argentina 2009 0.6 B [31]  
Canada 1985–2006 1.4 (pre-vaccine) C [32, 33] Vaccination in 2001–2 in all provinces
0.4 (post-vaccine)
Chile 1998–2006 0.8 B [19]  
Columbia 0.3 Y  
Mexico 0.1 C  
USA 2000–2009 0.8 (pre-vaccine) Equal B, C,Y [34] Routine vaccination program started in 2005
0.3 (post-vaccine)
Venezuela   0.3 Y [19]  
    South-East Asia Region   
Korea 2002–2008 <0.1   [35]  
Thailand 2007–2008 <0.1   [36] Higher in <5 year olds
    Western Pacific Region   
China 2000 onward <0.2 A, C [37, 38]  
Japan 1999–2004 <0.02 * [39]  
Philippines 2004–2008 <0.1 A [1]  
Singapore 2005–2009 0.1–0.2   [36, 40] 25/100,000 in Hajj pilgrims in 2000 [41]
Taiwan 2000–2001 0.1–0.2 A [42]  
   Eastern Mediterranean Region  
   No country in this region is in the low rate category  
  1. *Data not available.