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Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup X in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Abstract : The epidemiology of meningococcal disease varies by geography and time. Whole-genome sequencing of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X isolates from sub-Saharan Africa and Europe showed that serogroup X emergence in sub-Saharan Africa resulted from expansion of particular variants within clonal complex 181. Virulence of these isolates in experimental mouse models was high.
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Alain Agnememel, Eva Hong, Dario Giorgini, Viginia Nuñez-Samudio, Ala-Eddine Deghmane, et al.. Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup X in Sub-Saharan Africa.. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016, 22 (4), pp.698-702. ⟨10.3201/eid2204.150653⟩. ⟨pasteur-02060243⟩

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