Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis Among Household Contacts of Patients with Meningococcal Disease in New Zealand

@article{Simmons2001CarriageON,
  title={Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis Among Household Contacts of Patients with Meningococcal Disease in New Zealand},
  author={Greg Simmons and Denis Martin and Joanna L. Stewart and Naomi Jones and Lester Calder and David Bremner},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={237-242}
}
 The aims of this study were to estimate carriage prevalence, identify factors predictive of carriage, and compare strains of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from patients with meningococcal disease and their household contacts. A total of 954 contacts of 160 patients had a nasopharyngeal swab and an interview relating to factors associated with carriage. The carriage prevalence was 20.4% for Neisseria meningitidis, 11.3% for serogroup B, and 2.6% for serogroup C. Age-standardised carriage was… CONTINUE READING

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