A chromosomally integrated bacteriophage in invasive meningococci

  title={A chromosomally integrated bacteriophage in invasive meningococci},
  author={Emmanuelle Bille and Jean-Ralph Zahar and Agn{\`e}s M. Perrin and Sandrine Morelle and Paula Kriz and Keith A. Jolley and Martin C J Maiden and Catherine Dervin and Xavier Nassif and Colin R. Tinsley},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  pages={1905 - 1913}
Cerebrospinal meningitis is a feared disease that can cause the death of a previously healthy individual within hours. Paradoxically, the causative agent, Neisseria meningitidis, is a common inhabitant of the human nasopharynx, and as such, may be considered a normal, commensal organism. Only in a small proportion of colonized people do the bacteria invade the bloodstream, from where they can cross the blood-brain barrier to cause meningitis. Furthermore, most meningococcal disease is caused by… CONTINUE READING
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