We report about three unliked cases of meningococcal meningitis caused by the ST-11/ET-37 strain of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W. Two of the three cases, detected in Sicily on June and July 2014, were migrants from Mali and Eritrea. The third case was a fatal meningitis occurred on November 2014 in a 37 years old man, working in an immigrant center in Calabria. This report suggests that tetravalent conjugate vaccines (ACYW) should be actively offered to the staff of migrants’ reception centers.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Imported and Indigenous cases of Invasive Meningocococcal Disease W:P1.5,2:F1-1: ST-11 in migrants' reception centers. Italy, June-November 2014.|
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|
|Nome||ADVANCES IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY|
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)