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Impact of meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccines on carriage and herd immunity.

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BACKGROUND: In 1999, meningococcal serogroup C conjugate (MCC) vaccines were introduced in the United Kingdom for those under 19 years of age. The impact of this intervention on asymptomatic carriage of meningococci was investigated to establish whether serogroup replacement or protection by herd immunity occurred. METHODS: Multicenter surveys of carriage were conducted during vaccine introduction and on 2 successive years, resulting in a total of 48,309 samples, from which 8599 meningococci...

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10.1086/527401

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Journal:
Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
197
Issue:
5
Pages:
737-743
Publication date:
2008-03-01
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
Source identifiers:
92687
Language:
English
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pubs:92687
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uuid:cfded271-85e7-4464-a4a1-514db72693a8
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pubs:92687
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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