Laboratory Confirmation of A Suspicious Meningococcal Meningitis Death Case

  • Zhang Tie-Gang (Institute of Immunization and Prevention of Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control) ;
  • He Xiong (Institute of Immunization and Prevention of Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control) ;
  • Chen Li-Juan (Institute of Immunization and Prevention of Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control) ;
  • He Jing-Guo (Institute of Immunization and Prevention of Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control) ;
  • Luo Ming (Institute of Immunization and Prevention of Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control) ;
  • Yang Jie (Institute of Immunization and Prevention of Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control) ;
  • Shao Zhu-Jun (National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC) ;
  • Sun Mei-Ping (Institute of Immunization and Prevention of Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control)
  • Published : 2006.08.01

Abstract

A suspicious meningococcal meningitis death case was reported to the Beijing CDC. The blood specimen was analyzed via multi-PCR and MLST. 6 isolates from close contacts were analyzed via PFGE and MLST. According to the results of the above analyses, the cause of this case was identified as a serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis, which, in terms of sequence typing, belonged the ST7 group.

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