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Serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease during the Hajj, 2000.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Jun; 9(6):665-71.EI

Abstract

An outbreak of serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease occurred during the 2000 Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Disease was reported worldwide in Hajj pilgrims and their close contacts; however, most cases were identified in Saudi Arabia. Trends in Saudi meningococcal disease were evaluated and the epidemiology of Saudi cases from this outbreak described. Saudi national meningococcal disease incidence data for 1990 to 2000 were reviewed; cases from January 24 to June 5, 2000, were retrospectively reviewed. The 2000 Hajj outbreak consisted of distinct serogroup A and serogroup W-135 outbreaks. Of 253 identified cases in Saudi Arabia, 161 (64%) had serogroup identification; serogroups W-135 and A caused 93 (37%) and 60 (24%) cases with attack rates of 9 and 6 cases per 100,000 population, respectively. The 2000 Hajj outbreak was the first large serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease outbreak identified worldwide. Enhanced surveillance for serogroup W-135, especially in Africa, is essential to control this emerging epidemic disease.

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eng

PubMed ID

12781005

Citation

Lingappa, Jairam R., et al. "Serogroup W-135 Meningococcal Disease During the Hajj, 2000." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 9, no. 6, 2003, pp. 665-71.
Lingappa JR, Al-Rabeah AM, Hajjeh R, et al. Serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease during the Hajj, 2000. Emerg Infect Dis. 2003;9(6):665-71.
Lingappa, J. R., Al-Rabeah, A. M., Hajjeh, R., Mustafa, T., Fatani, A., Al-Bassam, T., Badukhan, A., Turkistani, A., Makki, S., Al-Hamdan, N., Al-Jeffri, M., Al Mazrou, Y., Perkins, B. A., Popovic, T., Mayer, L. W., & Rosenstein, N. E. (2003). Serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease during the Hajj, 2000. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(6), 665-71.
Lingappa JR, et al. Serogroup W-135 Meningococcal Disease During the Hajj, 2000. Emerg Infect Dis. 2003;9(6):665-71. PubMed PMID: 12781005.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease during the Hajj, 2000. AU - Lingappa,Jairam R, AU - Al-Rabeah,Abdullah M, AU - Hajjeh,Rana, AU - Mustafa,Tajammal, AU - Fatani,Adel, AU - Al-Bassam,Tami, AU - Badukhan,Amira, AU - Turkistani,Abdulhafiz, AU - Makki,Sahar, AU - Al-Hamdan,Nassen, AU - Al-Jeffri,Mohamed, AU - Al Mazrou,Yaqoub, AU - Perkins,Bradley A, AU - Popovic,Tonja, AU - Mayer,Leonard W, AU - Rosenstein,Nancy E, PY - 2003/6/5/pubmed PY - 2003/9/11/medline PY - 2003/6/5/entrez SP - 665 EP - 71 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 9 IS - 6 N2 - An outbreak of serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease occurred during the 2000 Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Disease was reported worldwide in Hajj pilgrims and their close contacts; however, most cases were identified in Saudi Arabia. Trends in Saudi meningococcal disease were evaluated and the epidemiology of Saudi cases from this outbreak described. Saudi national meningococcal disease incidence data for 1990 to 2000 were reviewed; cases from January 24 to June 5, 2000, were retrospectively reviewed. The 2000 Hajj outbreak consisted of distinct serogroup A and serogroup W-135 outbreaks. Of 253 identified cases in Saudi Arabia, 161 (64%) had serogroup identification; serogroups W-135 and A caused 93 (37%) and 60 (24%) cases with attack rates of 9 and 6 cases per 100,000 population, respectively. The 2000 Hajj outbreak was the first large serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease outbreak identified worldwide. Enhanced surveillance for serogroup W-135, especially in Africa, is essential to control this emerging epidemic disease. SN - 1080-6040 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12781005/Serogroup_W_135_meningococcal_disease_during_the_Hajj_2000_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/12781005/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -