Increase of invasive meningococcal serogroup W disease in Europe, 2013 to 2017.

Increase of invasive meningococcal serogroup W disease in Europe, 2013 to 2017. Euro Surveill. 2019 Apr;24(14): Authors: Krone M, Gray S, Abad R, Skoczyńska A, Stefanelli P, van der Ende A, Tzanakaki G, Mölling P, João Simões M, Křížová P, Emonet S, Caugant DA, Toropainen M, Vazquez J, Waśko I, Knol MJ, Jacobsson S, Rodrigues Bettencourt C, Musilek M, Born R, Vogel U, Borrow R Abstract BackgroundThe total incidence of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Europe has been declining in recent years; however, a rising incidence due to serogroup W (MenW), predominantly sequence type 11 (ST-11), clonal complex 11 (cc11), was reported in some European countries.AimThe aim of this study was to compile the most recent laboratory surveillance data on MenW IMD from several European countries to assess recent trends in Europe.MethodsIn this observational, retrospective study, IMD surveillance data collected from 2013-17 by national reference laboratories and surveillance units from 13 European countries were analysed using descriptive statistics.ResultsThe overall incidence of IMD has been stable during the study period. Incidence of MenW IMD per 100,000 population (2013: 0.03; 2014: 0.05; 2015: 0.08; 2016: 0.11; 2017: 0.11) and the proportion of this serogroup among all invasive cases (2013: 5% (116/2,216); 2014: 9% (161/1,761); 2015: 13% (271/2,074); 2016: 17% (388/2,222); 2017: 19% (393/2,112)) continuously increased. The m...
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