Rise in carriage of group W meningococci in university students in United Kingdom

Oldfield, Neil J. and Cayrou, Caroline and AlJannat, Mahab A.K. and Al-Rubaiawi, Ali A.A. and Green, Luke R. and Dada, Shehzan and Steels, Oliver D. and Stirrup, Christopher and Wanford, Joe and Atwah, Banan A.Y. and Bayliss, Christopher D. and Turner, David P.J. (2017) Rise in carriage of group W meningococci in university students in United Kingdom. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23 (6). pp. 1009-1011. ISSN 1080-6059

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Abstract

MenACWY conjugate vaccination was recently introduced in the UK for adolescents and 24 young adults to reduce disease due to Neisseria meningitidis group W (MenW). We 25 conducted a cross-sectional carriage study in first year university students. Despite 71% 26 MenACWY vaccine coverage, carriage of MenW, but not MenY, rose significantly in 27 students.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Neisseria meningitidis; carrier state; students; Meningococcus, Serogroup W-135; epidemiology
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Identification Number: 10.3201/eid2306.161768
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 11:09
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 06:06
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/40898

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