Genomic analysis of serogroup Y Neisseria meningitidis isolates reveals extensive similarities between carriage and disease-associated organisms

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Oldfield, Neil J..; Harrison, Odile B..; Bayliss, Christopher D..; Maiden, Martin C.J..; Ala'Aldeen, Dlawer A.A..; Turner, David P.J..;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Subject: Neisseria Meningitidis, Whole Genome Sequencing, Carriage, Serogroup Y, Epidemiology

Background. Neisseria meningitidis is a frequent colonizer of the human nasopharynx with asymptomatic carriage providing the reservoir for invasive, disease-causing strains. Serogroup Y (MenY) strains are a major cause of meningococcal disease. High resolution genetic a... View more
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