Obstetric and Neonatal Invasive Meningococcal Disease Caused by Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W, Western Australia, Australia

Julie Hart, Gary K. Dowse, Michelle Porter, David J. Speers, Anthony D. Keil, Jane D. Bew, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Charlene M. Kahler

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Abstract

Three mother-baby pairs with invasive meningococcal disease occurred over 7 months in Western Australia, Australia, at a time when serogroup W sequence type 11 clonal complex was the predominant local strain. One mother and 2 neonates died, highlighting the role of this strain as a cause of obstetric and early neonatal death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024

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