Braz J Infect Dis 2022 Jan-Feb;26(1):102330. Epub 2022 Feb 15.
Microbiologia Clínica y Ambiental Research Group, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia; Intensive Care and Obstetric Research Group (GRICIO). University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia.
The bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, a strictly human pathogen, can cause meningitis, meningococcemia, sepsis, and death; repeatedly it scause outbreaks around the world. The frequency of asymptomatic carriage is often high in adolescents and young adults, increasing the invasive meningococcal disease risk and likelihood of transmission. However, detailed analyses of meningococcal carriage in this population in Colombia, particularly in coastal areas, are lacking. Read More