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Neisseria meningitidis is a species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria. It is a commensal and pathogen only of humans, and can be carried asymptomatically in the nasopharynx. When found in cerebrospinal fluid it is the causative agent of cerebrospinal meningitis (meningitis, meningococcal). It can also be found in venereal discharges and blood. At least 13 serogroups have been described based on antigenic differences in the capsular polysaccharides; the ones causing most meningitis infections being A, B, C, Y, and W-135. Outbreaks caused by serogroup X meningococci have also been reported. Each serogroup can be further classified by serotype, serosubtype, and immunotype. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Neissera meningitidis serogroup w135 accounts for <5% of Meningococcal disease in the US, but has been associated with multi-national outbreaks in Africa. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC

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Neisseria meningitidis serogroup w135
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N men sg W135

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 脑膜炎奈瑟菌 w135 血清群
Synonyms: 脑膜炎奈瑟菌 w135 群;脑膜炎奈瑟菌 w135 型
fr-CA French (Canada) Neisseria meningitidis sérogroupe w135, Ag
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Neisseria meningitidis w135
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Neisseria meningitidis w135
it-IT Italian (Italy) Neisseria meningitidis w135
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Neisseria meningitidis w135
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Neisseria meningitidis w135
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Neisseria meningitidis w135
fr-BE French (Belgium) Neisseria meningitidis w135