Increase in endemic Neisseria meningitidis capsular group W sequence type 11 complex associated with severe invasive disease in England and Wales.

@article{Ladhani2015IncreaseIE,
  title={Increase in endemic Neisseria meningitidis capsular group W sequence type 11 complex associated with severe invasive disease in England and Wales.},
  author={Shamez N Ladhani and Kazim Beebeejaun and Jay Lucidarme and Helen Campbell and Steve J. Gray and Ed Kaczmarski and Mary Elizabeth Ramsay and Ray Borrow},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={578-85}
}
BACKGROUND In England and Wales, the incidence of invasive meningococcal disease has been declining for more than a decade, but meningococcal group W (MenW) cases have been increasing since 2009. METHODS Public Health England conducts enhanced national surveillance of invasive meningococcal disease in England and Wales. Detailed clinical information was obtained for all laboratory-confirmed MenW cases diagnosed during 3 epidemiologic years (2010-2011 to 2012-2013), alongside whole-genome… CONTINUE READING
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