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UKMenCar4: a cross-sectional survey of asymptomatic meningococcal carriage amongst UK adolescents at a period of low invasive meningococcal disease incidence

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Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis , the meningococcus, is a prerequisite for invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), a potentially devastating infection that disproportionately afflicts infants and children. Humans are the sole known reservoir for the meningococcus, and it is carried asymptomatically in the nasopharynx of ~10% of the population. Rates of carriage are dependent on age of the host and social and behavioural factors. In the UK, meningococcal carriage has been studied through larg...

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10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15362.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0942-3707
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ORCID:
0000-0001-5263-3086
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F1000 Research Publisher's website
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Wellcome Open Research Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
2019
Article number:
118
Publication date:
2019-08-06
Acceptance date:
2019-09-17
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2398-502X
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1046403
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2019-08-27

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