Clonal expansion of new penicillin-resistant clade of neisseria meningitidis serogroup w clonal complex 11, Australia

Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Keith A. Jolley, James E. Bray, Stanley Pang, Yung Thin Lee, Jane D. Bew, David J. Speers, Anthony D. Keil, Geoffrey W. Coombs, Charlene M. Kahler

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Abstract

In Western Australia, Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W clonal complex 11 became the predominant cause of invasive meningococcal disease in 2016. We used core-genome analysis to show emergence of a penicillin-resistant clade that had the penA_253 allele. This new penicillin-resistant clade might affect treatment regimens for this disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1364-1367
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017

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