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Alternative molecular methods for improved detection of meningococcal carriage and measurement of bacterial density

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Background: Conventional methods for detecting pharyngeal carriage of Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) are complex. There is a need for simpler methods with improved performance. We have investigated two alternative approaches.
Methods: Three pharyngeal swabs were collected from 999 pupils aged 10 to 18 years in The Gambia. Carriage of Nm was investigated using three different methods: (i) plating on Thayer-Martin selective medium and testing by conventional microbiological methods followed...

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10.1128/JCM.01428-16

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Hertford College
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American Society for Microbiology
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Journal of Clinical Microbiology More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-08-31
Acceptance date:
2016-08-15
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1098-660X
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1098-660X and 0095-1137
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uuid:fde678b2-68f0-4f60-839a-275088cfe327
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pubs:638878
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638878
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2016-08-17

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