Lien vers Pubmed [PMID] – 28749333
Lien DOI – 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.28.3057430574
Euro Surveill 2017 Jul; 22(28):
Between February and May 2017, two cases of invasive meningococcal disease caused by a new, rapidly expanding serogroup W meningococci variant were reported among students of an international university in Paris. Bacteriological investigations showed that isolates shared identical genotypic formula (W:P1.5,2:F1-1:cc11) and belonged to the South American/UK lineage. A vaccination campaign was organised that aimed at preventing new cases linked to potential persistence of the circulation of the bacteria in the students.