Imported and Indigenous cases of Invasive Meningocococcal Disease W:P1.5,2:F1-1: ST-11 in migrants' reception centers. Italy, June-November 2014.

Teresa Maria Assunta Fasciana, Anna Giammanco, Francesca Di Bernardo, Santino Severoni, Paola Vacca, Alessandro Bisbano, Paola Stefanelli, Cecilia Fazio, Giovanni Rezza, Arianna Neri

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Abstract

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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteImported and Indigenous cases of Invasive Meningocococcal Disease W:P1.5,2:F1-1: ST-11 in migrants' reception centers. Italy, June-November 2014.
Pagine81-83
Numero di pagine3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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NomeADVANCES IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY

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