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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 102, No. 6, 2007, pp. 773-775
Bioline Code: oc07124
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 102, No. 6, 2007, pp. 773-775

 en Recognition of the epidemiological significance of Neisseria meningitidis check for this species in other resources capsular serogroup W135 in the Rio de Janeiro region, Brazil
Barroso, David E. & Rebelo, Maria C.


Neisseria meningitidis check for this species in other resources retains its ability to cause endemic and hiperendemic disease in human population living in any environment, as well as localized outbreaks and massive epidemics in civilians and military personnel. In Rio de Janeiro it has been reported in the 1990s as prolonged outbreak of serogroup B and at least one epidemic of serogroup C was well defined, both demanding quick action by the Public Health authorities. We report here the emergence of serogroup W135 meningococcal disease causing endemic and case cluster in Rio de Janeiro during the first years of this new century.

Neisseria meningitidis - meningococcal disease - serogroup W135

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