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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008


Integrating Host Genomics with Surveillance for Invasive Bacterial Diseases

Dana C. Crawford*, Shanta M. Zimmer†, Craig A. Morin‡, Nancy E. Messonnier§, Ruth Lynfield‡, Qian Yi¶, Cynthia Shephard¶, Michelle Wong¶, Mark J. Rieder¶, Robert J. Livingston¶, Deborah A. Nickerson¶, Cynthia G. Whitney§, and Jairam Lingappa¶Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; †Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta; ¶University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA;

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Table 1

Characteristics of 22 case-patients infected with Neisseria meningitidis

Female, no. (%) 11 (50.0)
Race-ethnicity, no. (%)
White 16 (72.7)
Black 3 (13.6)
Asian 2 (9.1)
1 (4.6)
Mean age, d (range) 144 (9 d–3.4 y)
Bacteremia with focus, no. (%) 12 (54.6)
Meningitis, no. (%)
10 (45.5)
Serogroup, no. (%)
B 10 (45.5)
C 5 (22.7)
Y 5 (22.7)
W135 1 (4.5)
Not groupable 1 (4.5)

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