Clonal analysis of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B strains in South Africa, 2002 to 2006: emergence of new clone ST-4240/6688.


From August 1999 through July 2002, hyperinvasive Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MenB) clonal complexes (CCs), namely, ST-32/ET-5 (CC32) and ST-41/44/lineage 3 (CC41/44), were predominant in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. This study analyzed MenB invasive isolates from a national laboratory-based surveillance system that were collected from… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01079-12

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