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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010

Dispatch

Cluster of Serogroup W135 Meningococci, Southeastern Florida, 2008–2009

Timothy J. DoyleComments to Author , Alvaro Mejia-Echeverry, Paul Fiorella, Fermin Leguen, John Livengood, Robyn Kay, and Richard Hopkins
Author affiliations: Department of Health, Miami, Florida, USA (T.J. Doyle); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Miami (T.J. Doyle); Miami-Dade County Health Department, Miami (A. Mejia-Echeverry, F. Leguen); Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (P. Fiorella, R. Kay); Broward County Health Department, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA (J. Livengood); Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida, USA (R. Hopkins)

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Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with serogroup W135 meningococcal disease, southeastern Florida, USA, 2008–2009*

Case ID Age, y/ sex Race Hispanic ethnicity County Month of onset Onset near birthday† Syndrome Specimen source Outcome PFGE group
1 39/M White Y Broward 2008 May Y B Blood Survived 1
2 1/M White Y Miami-Dade 2008 Dec Y M CSF Survived 1
3 29/M White Y Palm Beach 2009 Jan N M CSF Survived 1
4 83/M White Y Miami-Dade 2009 Jan Y B, P Blood Died 1
5 84/F White Y Miami-Dade 2009 Jan N B Blood Survived 1
6 26/F Black N Miami-Dade 2009 Jan Y B Blood Survived 1
7 70/M White Y Miami-Dade 2009 Feb N B Blood Survived 1
8 50/F Black N Miami-Dade 2009 Feb N B Blood Survived 1
9 77/F Black N Miami-Dade 2009 Feb N B Blood Survived 2
10 58/F Black N Broward 2009 Mar Y B Blood Died 4
11 20/F White N Miami-Dade 2009 Mar N B Blood Died 1
12 69/F White Y Miami-Dade 2009 Apr N B Blood Survived 4
13 26/F Black N Miami-Dade‡ 2009 Apr Y B Blood Died 3
14 19/M Black N Miami-Dade 2009 Apr N B Blood Survived 1

*ID, identification; PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; B, bacteremia; M, meningitis; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; P, pneumonia.
†Within 10 days, before or after.
‡Foreign tourist visitor to Miami-Dade County.

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