Meningococci of serogroup X clonal complex 181 in refugee camps, Italy

Paola Stefanelli, Arianna Neri, Paola Vacca, Damiano Picicco, Laura Daprai, Giulia Mainardi, Gian Maria Rossolini, Alessandro Bartoloni, Anna Anselmo, Andrea Ciammaruconi, Antonella Fortunato, Anna Maria Palozzi, Silvia Fillo, Marino Faccini, Sabrina Senatore, Florigio Lista, Cecilia Fazio

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Abstract

Four cases of infection with serogroup X meningococci (MenX) (1 in 2015 and 3 in 2016) occurred in migrants living in refugee camps or reception centers in Italy. All MenX isolates were identified as clonal complex 181. Our report suggests that serogroup X represents an emerging health threat for persons arriving from African countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-872
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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