Twenty years of surveillance of Invasive Meningococcal Diseases in Puglia, Italy

Paola Stefanelli, Cecilia Fazio, Arianna Neri, Anna Di Taranto, Maria Labonia, Anna Lisa De Robertis, Daniela Loconsole, Domenico Martinelli, Maria Chironna

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Introduction. The study aims to investigate the change in the burden of disease and the microbiological characteristics of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) in Puglia in comparison with overall incidence from 1994 through 2014. Methods. Data are gathered in the frame of the National Surveillance System coordinated by the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Results. In Puglia. from 1994 through 2014. the average incidence of IMD was 0.2 per 100 000 inhabitants, below the national average value (0.33). IMD cases tended to be older than the other cases reported in Italy (median age 19 vs 16). The case-fatality rate was 20.4% in Puglia vs 13.3% in Italy. Serogroups B and C were most frequently identified. Serogroups C and Y presented a fairly clonal pattern, whereas serogroup B was genetically rather heterogeneous. Conclusion. Surveillance systems are critical in monitoring any change in the epidemioloy of IMD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Invasive meningococccaL disease
  • Italy
  • Puglia
  • Surveillance

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Stefanelli, P., Fazio, C., Neri, A., Di Taranto, A., Labonia, M., De Robertis, A. L., ... Chironna, M. (2015). Twenty years of surveillance of Invasive Meningococcal Diseases in Puglia, Italy. Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 51(4), 366-370. https://doi.org/10.4415/ANN-15-04-19

Twenty years of surveillance of Invasive Meningococcal Diseases in Puglia, Italy. / Stefanelli, Paola; Fazio, Cecilia; Neri, Arianna; Di Taranto, Anna; Labonia, Maria; De Robertis, Anna Lisa; Loconsole, Daniela; Martinelli, Domenico; Chironna, Maria.

In: Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2015, p. 366-370.

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Stefanelli, P, Fazio, C, Neri, A, Di Taranto, A, Labonia, M, De Robertis, AL, Loconsole, D, Martinelli, D & Chironna, M 2015, 'Twenty years of surveillance of Invasive Meningococcal Diseases in Puglia, Italy', Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 366-370. https://doi.org/10.4415/ANN-15-04-19
Stefanelli, Paola ; Fazio, Cecilia ; Neri, Arianna ; Di Taranto, Anna ; Labonia, Maria ; De Robertis, Anna Lisa ; Loconsole, Daniela ; Martinelli, Domenico ; Chironna, Maria. / Twenty years of surveillance of Invasive Meningococcal Diseases in Puglia, Italy. In: Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita. 2015 ; Vol. 51, No. 4. pp. 366-370.
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