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From:Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 16, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedTo the Editor: Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X was first described in the 1960s and has been found to be responsible of rare cases of invasive meningococcal diseases, in particular, meningitis, in North America,...
From:PLoS ONE (Vol. 14, Issue 5) Peer-Reviewed
Genomic analysis of Neisseria meningitidis carriage isolates during an outbreak of serogroup C clonal complex 11, Tuscany, ItalyBackground In 2015-2016, a cross-sectional carriage survey was performed in Tuscany Region, Italy, during an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C clonal complex 11...
From:PLoS ONE (Vol. 10, Issue 10) Peer-Reviewed
Epidemiological and Molecular Characterization of Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Italy, 2008/09-2012/13Background Following the introduction of meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine in Italy in 2005, changes in the epidemiology of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) were expected. The study aims were to...
From:Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 36, Issue 4) Peer-Reviewed
Serotype distribution, antibiotic susceptibility, and genetic relatedness of Neisseria meningitidis strains recently isolated in Italy. (Major Article)Citation Only
From:PLoS ONE (Vol. 15, Issue 11) Peer-Reviewed
Meningococcal B vaccine antigen FHbp variants among disease-causing Neisseria meningitidis B isolates, Italy, 2014-2017Background Typing of Neisseria meningitidis isolates is crucial for the surveillance of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD). We performed a molecular epidemiology study of N. meningitidis serogroup B (MenB) causing...
From:Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 22, Issue 6) Peer-ReviewedTo the Editor: Invasive meningococcal disease is usually defined by the occurrence of meningitis or septicemia. Pericarditis might occur during the course of invasive infection. This clinical picture, defined as...
From:Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 23, Issue 5) Peer-ReviewedFour cases of infection with serogroup X meningococci (MenX) (1 in 2015 and 3 in 2016) occurred in migrants living in refugee camps or reception centers in Italy. All MenX isolates were identified as clonal complex 181....
From:PLoS ONE (Vol. 16, Issue 1) Peer-Reviewed
Evaluation of the national surveillance system for invasive meningococcal disease, Italy, 2015-2018.Enhanced laboratory-based surveillance of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Italy was only assessed indirectly by numerically comparing surveillance data cases with hospital discharge records (HDR). In this study,...
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