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Emergence of Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W, Central African Republic, 2015–2016

Abstract : We analyzed data from the 2015 and 2016 meningitis epidemic seasons in Central African Republic as part of the national disease surveillance. Of 80 tested specimens, 66 belonged to meningococcal serogroup W. Further analysis found that 97.7% of 44 isolates belonged to the hyperinvasive clonal complex sequence type 11.
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Thierry Frank, Eva Hong, Jean-Robert Mbecko, Jean-Pierre Lombart, Muhamed-Kheir Taha, et al.. Emergence of Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W, Central African Republic, 2015–2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018, 24 (11), pp.2080-2083. ⟨10.3201/eid2411.170817⟩. ⟨pasteur-02013216⟩

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