Prevalence of Neisseria meningitidis carriage: a small-scale survey in Istanbul, Turkey


KEPENEKLİ KADAYİFCİ E. , Merdan D. G. , Soysal A., Karaaslan A., Atici S., Durmaz R., et al.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, cilt.10, ss.413-417, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3855/jidc.7483
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.413-417

Özet

Introduction: The human nasopharynx is the main reservoir of Neisseria meningitidis, and asymptomatic carriage is common. N. meningitidis one of the common causes of bacterial meningitis in Turkey, especially after the implementation of the national immunization program that includes conjugated pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of meningococcal carriage and determine the leading serogroup, which may help authorities to adapt appropriate meningococal vaccine into the national immunization programme.