Geotemporal Analysis of Neisseria meningitidis Clones in the United States: 2000–2005

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BACKGROUND The detection of meningococcal outbreaks relies on serogrouping and epidemiologic definitions. Advances in molecular epidemiology have improved the ability to distinguish unique Neisseria meningitidis strains, enabling the classification of isolates into clones. Around 98% of meningococcal cases in the United States are believed to be sporadic… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082048

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