Paola Stefanelli, Arianna Neri, Paola Vacca, Damiano Picicco, Laura Daprai, Giulia Mainardi, Gian Maria Rossolini, Alessandro Bartoloni, Anna Anselmo, Andrea Ciammaruconi, Antonella Fortunato, Anna Maria Palozzi, Silvia Fillo, Marino Faccini, Sabrina Senatore, Florigio Lista, Cecilia Fazio
Four cases of infection with serogroup X meningococci (MenX) (1 in 2015 and 3 in 2016) occurred in migrants living in refugee camps or reception centers in Italy. All MenX isolates were identified as clonal complex 181. Our report suggests that serogroup X represents an emerging health threat for persons arriving from African countries.
May 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases