Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 ST-2881

Pascal Boisier*, Pierre Nicolas, Saacou Djibo, Amina Amadou Hamidou, Bernard Tenebray, Raymond Borrow, Suzanne Chanteau

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Serogroup W135 ST-2881 meningococci caused a cluster of meningitis cases in Niger in 2003. Of 80 healthy persons in the patients' villages, 28 (35%) carried meningococci; 20 of 21 W135 carrier strains were ST-2881. Ten months later, 5 former carriers were still carriers of W135 ST-2881 strains. The serum bactericidal antibody activity changed according to carrier status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1421-1423
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


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