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Title: Rise in Group W Meningococcal Carriage in University Students, United Kingdom.
Authors: Oldfield, Neil J.
Cayrou, Caroline
AlJannat, Mahab A. K.
Al-Rubaiawi, Ali A. A.
Green, Luke R.
Dada, Shehzan
Steels, Oliver D.
Stirrup, Christopher
Wanford, Joe
Atwah, Banan A. Y.
Bayliss, Christopher D.
Turner, David P. J.
First Published: 1-Jun-2017
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Citation: Emerging Infectious Disease, 2017, 23 (6), pp. 1009-1011
Abstract: MenACWY conjugate vaccination was recently introduced in the United Kingdom for adolescents and young adults to reduce disease from infection by Neisseria meningitidis group W. We conducted a cross-sectional meningococcal carriage study in first-year UK university students. Despite 71% MenACWY vaccine coverage, carriage of group W increased substantially.
DOI Link: 10.3201/eid2306.161768
ISSN: 1080-6040
eISSN: 1080-6059
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors,2017. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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