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W135 in Africa: origins, problems and perspectives

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Serogroup A meningococci have been the major cause of epidemic meningococcal disease in Africa throughout the last 100 years. The reasons for this unusual pattern of behaviour have remained unclear and there remain significant debates and logistic difficulties around the appropriate use of plain A/C polysaccharide vaccination to control African meningococcal disease. Since the Hajj pilgrimage of 2000 serogroup W135 organisms (of the ST-11 clonal complex) have emerged as a further significant ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
Research group:
Oxford Vaccine Group
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
Research group:
Oxford Vaccine Group
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-28
Publication date:
2003-02-01
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ISSN:
1477-8939
Language:
English
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2010-01-15

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