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Pharyngeal carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in 2-19-year-old individuals in Uganda.

Abstract:

In southern Uganda, only sporadic cases of serogroup A meningococcal disease have been reported since 2000. As part of an immunogenicity study of the tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine, nasopharyngeal swab samples were collected twice, 4 weeks apart, from 2-19-year-old healthy individuals in Mbarara, Uganda. Only 15 (2.0%) of the 750 individuals carried meningococci asymptomatically. Most of the strains were non-serogroupable and none were serogroup A. However, two individuals c...

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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
100
Issue:
12
Pages:
1159-1163
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:5b1ede93-3ffd-4928-be1a-7f80bddafa7a
Source identifiers:
68424
Local pid:
pubs:68424

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