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A cluster of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W among university students, France, February to May 2017.

Abstract : Between February and May 2017, two cases of invasive meningococcal disease caused by a new, rapidly expanding serogroup W meningococci variant were reported among students of an international university in Paris. Bacteriological investigations showed that isolates shared identical genotypic formula (W:P1.5,2:F1–1:cc11) and belonged to the South American/UK lineage. A vaccination campaign was organised that aimed at preventing new cases linked to potential persistence of the circulation of the bacteria in the students.
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Clément Bassi, Muhamed-Kheir Taha, Christian Merle, Eva Hong, Daniel Levy-Bruhl, et al.. A cluster of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W among university students, France, February to May 2017.. Eurosurveillance, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2017, 22 (28), pii=30574. ⟨10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.28.30574⟩. ⟨pasteur-02013233⟩

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