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Disease susceptibility to ST11 complex meningococci bearing serogroup C or W135 polysaccharide capsules, North America

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Clusters of meningococcal disease caused by a hyperinvasive lineage of Neisseria meningitidis, the ST11 complex, bearing a serogroup C polysaccharide capsule, have been prominent in Europe and North America since the early 1990s. This situation has led to expensive public health measures for outbreak control and, finally, to the introduction of a serogroup C glyconjugate vaccine into the primary immunization schedule in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. ST11 complex meningococci may ...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Paediatrics,Department of
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Institution:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
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University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division - Paediatrics,Department of
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Institution:
Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver, Canada
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Publisher:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Publisher's website
Journal:
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
10
Pages:
1812-1815
Publication date:
2004-10-05
ISSN:
1080-6059
URN:
uuid:13994fc2-4770-4fdf-943b-cfb239b470be
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ora:4231

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