Epidemic serogroup B meningococcal disease in Oregon: the evolving epidemiology of the ET-5 strain.

@article{Diermayer1999EpidemicSB,
  title={Epidemic serogroup B meningococcal disease in Oregon: the evolving epidemiology of the ET-5 strain.},
  author={M Diermayer and Kristina Hedberg and F C Hoesly and Marc E. Fischer and Barbara Perkins and Michael Reeves and David Fleming},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={281 16},
  pages={1493-7}
}
CONTEXT In 1993, Oregon's incidence of serogroup B meningococcal disease began to rise because of a highly clonal group of strains designated enzyme type 5 (ET-5), the first such increase observed in the United States. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact that the ET-5 strain has had on the epidemiology of meningococcal disease in Oregon. DESIGN AND SETTING Epidemiologic analysis of surveillance data on Oregon meningococcal disease cases from 1987 through 1996 and multilocus enzyme… CONTINUE READING