Vaccine Preventability of Meningococcal Clone, Greater Aachen Region, Germany

@inproceedings{Elias2010VaccinePO,
  title={Vaccine Preventability of Meningococcal Clone, Greater Aachen Region, Germany},
  author={Johannes Elias and Leo M. Schouls and Ingrid van de Pol and Wendy C M Keijzers and Diana R. Martin and Anne Glennie and Philipp Oster and Matthias Frosch and U. Vogel and Arie van der Ende},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
Emergence of serogroup B meningococci of clonal complex sequence type (ST) 41/44 can cause high levels of disease, as exemplified by a recent epidemic in New Zealand. Multiplication of annual incidence rates (3.1 cases/100,000 population) of meningococcal disease in a defined German region, the city of Aachen and 3 neighboring countries (Greater Aachen) prompted us to investigate and determine the source and nature of this outbreak. Using molecular typing and geographic mapping, we analyzed 1… CONTINUE READING