Meningococci of serogroup X clonal complex 181 in refugee camps, Italy

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From: Emerging Infectious Diseases(Vol. 23, Issue 5)
Publisher: U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
Document Type: Letter to the editor
Length: 1,544 words
Lexile Measure: 1450L

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Four 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. Our report suggests that serogroup X represents an emerging health threat for persons arriving from African countries.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A496643668