Population snapshot of invasive serogroup B meningococci in South Africa, 2005-2008
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 05/17/2012
du Plessis M et al. – In the most densely populated province of South Africa, Gauteng, ST–32/ET–5 increased from 8% (2/24) in 2005 to 38% (9/24) in 2008 (p=0.04). Capsular switching was observed in 8/251 (3%) strains. Newly assigned clonal complex ST–4240/6688 was more common in young children.