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Centre d'Infectiologie Charles Mérieux, Madagascar 

Resurgence of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W ST-11 (cc11) in Madagascar, 2015-2016

Rasoanandrasana S, Raberahona M, Milenkov M, Rakotomahefa Narison ML, Ranaivo Rabetokotany F, Rakotovao L, Randria MJ, Hong E, Paranhos-Baccalà G, Taha MK, Rakoto-Andrianarivelo M

Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 9;55:1-3.


The resurgence of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W with sequence type ST-11 (cc11) was observed in Madagascar in 2015-2016. Three cases were investigated in this study. Molecular characterization of the strains suggests the local transmission of a single genotype that may have been circulating for years.

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