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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Nov;19(11):1847-50. doi: 10.3201/13-0610.

Three outbreak-causing Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C clones, Brazil(1.).

Abstract

During 2003-2012, 8 clusters of meningococcal disease were identified in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, all caused by serogroup C Neisseria meningitidis. The isolates were assigned to 3 clonal complexes (cc): cc11, cc32, and cc103. These hyperinvasive disease lineages were associated with endemic disease, outbreaks, and high case-fatality rates.

KEYWORDS:

Brazil; Neisseria meningitidis; bacteria; clones; data collection; epidemiology; population surveillance; public health; serogroup C

PMID:
24229563
PMCID:
PMC3837672
DOI:
10.3201/13-0610
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