Molecular Epidemiology of, and Antimicrobial Resistance in, Pathogenic Neisseria meningitidis from Western Australia

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Abstract

An investigation of the genetic diversity of Neisseria meningitidis circulating in Western Australia over a 15-year period used whole genome sequencing to predict the coverage of the serogroup B recombinant vaccine, Bexsero®, and provide information on the temporal variation of the vaccine coverage. Furthermore, the antigenic diversity of meningococci circulating in Western Australia was compared to those circulating in Victoria over a 5-year period. Lastly, resistance to penicillin was investigated in the serogroup W N. meningitidis belonging to the cc11 lineage, identified in Western Australia.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kahler, Charlene, Supervisor
  • Rigby, Paul, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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