Neisseria meningitidis ST-11 clonal complex, Chile, 2012

Pamela Araya, Jorge Fernández*, Felipe Del Canto, Mabel Seoane, Ana B. Ibarz-Pavón, Gisselle Barra, Paola Pidal, Janepsy Díaz, Juan C. Hormazábal, María T. Valenzuela

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Serogroup W Neisseria meningitidis was the main cause of invasive meningococcal disease in Chile during 2012. The case-fatality rate for this disease was higher than in previous years. Genotyping of meningococci isolated from casepatients identified the hypervirulent lineage W:P1.5,2:ST-11, which contained allele 22 of the fHbp gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015

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