Cluster of Serogroup W135 Meningococci, Southeastern Florida, 2008–2009
Published Date:Jan 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(1):113-115.
Aged, 80 And Over
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Neisseria Meningitidis, Serogroup W-135
Description:Recently, 14 persons in southeastern Florida were identified with Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 invasive infections. All isolates tested had matching or near-matching pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns and belonged to the multilocus sequence type 11 clonal complex. The epidemiologic investigation suggested recent endemic transmission of this clonal complex in southeastern Florida.
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