serogroup


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serogroup

(ˈsɪərəʊˌɡruːp)
n
a group of bacteria with a common antigen
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Of the 4 meningococcal serogroups (B, C, W, Y) that cause most cases of the disease in the United States, serogroup B is currently the predominant serogroup overall and accounts for more than half of meningococcal disease cases among persons 16-20 years of age (1).
College students ages 18-24 are more than three times at risk for the potentially deadly serogroup B meningococcal disease (meningitis B) when compared with non-college students, according to a study published in the January 2019 issue of Pediatrics.
Additionally, teens and young adults (16 through 23 years old) may also be vaccinated with the serogroup B meningococcal vaccine, preferably at age 16 through 18.
Several countries in Europe and Australia are reporting an increasing incidence of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W (NmW) as a consequence of the rapid expansion of a single NmW clone belonging to clonal complex 11 (1-5).
In our study, of 11 serogroup/serotypes serogroup 19 (17 strains), serogroup 6 (7 strains), serogroup 23 (6 strains), serotype 14 (6 strains), serogroup 18 (5 strains), serotype 3 (4 strains), serogroup 7 (3 strains), serogroup 9 (3 strains), serotype 5 (2 strains), serotype 1 (1 strains), serotype 4 (1 strain) were found, respectively.
(2) Previously, serogroup W was scarcely associated with meningococcal pathogenicity until the year 2000 when meningococcal epidemic illness caused by this strain occurred in Mecca, Saudi Arabia at the annual pilgrimage.
IN OCTOBER 2014 AND JANUARY 2015, the Food and Drug Administration licensed two meningococcal serogroup B vaccines for administration in adolescents and young adults aged 10-25 years based on each vaccine's ability to elicit bactericidal antibody against the majority of invasive serogroup B strains and demonstrated safety.
Meningococcus serogroup B (MenB), clonal complex 32 (cc 32) was the Brazilian epidemic strain in the 1990's.
- The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion recommending that US-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc.'s (NYSE: PFE) Trumenba (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) be granted marketing authorisation in the European Union for active immunisation of individuals ten years and older to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, the company said.
The European Medicines Agency's CHMP has adopted a positive opinion recommending the company's TRUMENBA's (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) marketing authorisation in the EU for active immunisation of individuals ten years and older to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MenB).
General Serogroup Distribution Pattern of Salmonella Isolates Obtained from Different Sources.