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Clones of Neisseria meningitidis Strains in Mali

This article, published in Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, provides an overview of a cross-sectional, descriptive study to identify strains of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from 2005 to 2007 in Mali. Neisseria meningitidis appeared in 144 of 244 cerebrospinal fluid positive samples taken from children ranging from less than one year of age to 14 years of age. Based on these findings and other results from the study, the authors recommend that the introduction of tetravalent meningococcal vaccine ACYW135 be considered in Mali and West Africa. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn more about how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Guindo I, Coulibaly A, Dao S, et al.

Published: 2010

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Also known as: Clones des Souches de Neisseria meningitidis au Mali

Citation: Guindo I, Coulibaly A, Dao S, et al. Clones des Souches de Neisseria meningitidis au Mali. Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses. 2010;[Epub ahead of print].

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa