Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W135 ST-2881
Published Date:Sep 2006
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 12(9):1421-1423.
Blood Bactericidal Activity
Neisseria Meningitidis, Serogroup W-135
Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup W135
Serum Bactericidal Assay
Description:Serogroup W135 ST-2881 meningococci caused a cluster of meningitis cases in Niger in 2003. Of 80 healthy persons in the patients' villages, 28 (35%) carried meningococci; 20 of 21 W135 carrier strains were ST-2881. Ten months later, 5 former carriers were still carriers of W135 ST-2881 strains. The serum bactericidal antibody activity changed according to carrier status.
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