[Meningococcal infections in Switzerland : changes in epidemiology, clinical manifestations and prophylaxis].

@article{Emonet2018MeningococcalII,
  title={[Meningococcal infections in Switzerland : changes in epidemiology, clinical manifestations and prophylaxis].},
  author={St{\'e}phane Paul Emonet and Rita Born and Jacques Schrenzel},
  journal={Revue medicale suisse},
  year={2018},
  volume={14 622},
  pages={
          1781-1784
        }
}
In the last decade, the epidemiology of meningococcal infections in Switzerland and Europe has changed. The prevalence of Y and W serogroups augmented, with more atypical clinical manifestations such as pharyngitis, pneumonia and arthritis. A hypervirulent clonal serogroup W strain of Neisseria meningitidis has emerged in Europe and Switzerland, with a noticeable potential for epidemics as evidenced by its clonality. In this context, vaccinal recommendations for risk groups have and will… CONTINUE READING