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Meningococcal carriage in adolescents in the United Kingdom to inform timing of an adolescent vaccination strategy.

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OBJECTIVES: Recent development of serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccines highlights the importance of pharyngeal carriage data, particularly in adolescents and young adults, to inform implementation strategies. We describe current UK carriage prevalence in this high risk population and compare methods of carriage detection. METHODS: In this multisite study, pharyngeal swabs were collected on 3-4 occasions over 6-12 months, from 1040 school and university students, aged 10-25 years. Meningo...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Name:
Pfizer
Grant:
B1971029
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of infection More from this journal
Volume:
71
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-52
Publication date:
2015-07-01
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1532-2742
ISSN:
0163-4453
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English
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508266
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2015-11-28

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