Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 15355418
Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2004 Sep;10(9):845-8
This report describes a meningococcal outbreak in France caused by Neisseria meningitidis B:15:P1.12 of sequence type 1403, which affected eight young patients, between November 2000 and February 2002. Epidemiological typing confirmed that a single strain was responsible. Favourable outcome, sequelae or death resulted in similar proportions as in other cases of meningococcal disease in France during the same period, but purpura was observed in all eight cases. The patients were aged between 14 and 28 years, whereas the median age of patients affected by other meningococcal strains during this period in the same area was 60.4 years.