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Changes in serogroup and genotype prevalence among carried meningococci in the United Kingdom during vaccine implementation.

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BACKGROUND: Herd immunity is important in the effectiveness of conjugate polysaccharide vaccines against encapsulated bacteria. A large multicenter study investigated the effect of meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine introduction on the meningococcal population. METHODS: Carried meningococci in individuals aged 15-19 years attending education establishments were investigated before and for 2 years after vaccine introduction. Isolates were characterized by multilocus sequence typing, ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/infdis/jir466

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Zoology
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Maiden, MC
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
The Journal of infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
204
Issue:
7
Pages:
1046-1053
Publication date:
2011-10-05
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1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
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uuid:2438ab64-0dd5-4f44-b5d2-99bd2284efe2
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172141
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pubs:172141

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