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Volume 12, Number 9—September 2006

Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W135 ST-2881

Pascal Boisier*Comments to Author , Pierre Nicolas†, Saacou Djibo*, Amina A. Hamidou*, Bernard Tenebray†, Raymond Borrow‡, and Suzanne Chanteau*
Author affiliations: *Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire, Niamey, Niger; †WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Meningococci, Marseille, France; ‡Manchester Medical Microbiology Partnership, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Association between asymptomatic carriage status for W135 ST-2881 strains in May 2003 and protective immunity to the local strain in February 2004, in persons without protective immunity in May 2003*

Carrier of W135 strain, May 2003 Protective immunity to W135 ST-2881, February 2004
No (%) Yes (%)
No 26 (78.8) 7 (21.2) 33
Yes 6 (46.2) 7 (53.8) 13
Total 32 14 46

*According to serum bactericidal antibody assay; Fisher exact test, p = 0.04; ST, sequence type.

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