Effectiveness of Meningococcal B Vaccine against Endemic Hypervirulent Neisseriameningitidis W Strain, England
Published Date:Feb 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(2):309-311.
Effectiveness Of Meningococcal B Vaccine Against Endemic Hypervirulent Neisseria Meningitidis W Strain, England
Meningococcal W Disease
Serum Bactericidal Antibody Activity
ST11 Clonal Complex
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4734511
Description:Serum samples from children immunized with a meningococcal serogroup B vaccine demonstrated potent serum bactericidal antibody activity against the hypervirulent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W strain circulating in England. The recent introduction of this vaccine into the United Kingdom national immunization program should also help protect infants against this endemic strain.
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