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