TABLE 1.

Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of seven Neisseria meningitidis W135 isolates in Turkeya

IsolatePatient age (yr)Site of isolationDate isolatedbPlace isolatedRelation of patient to other patient(s)Travel historyClinical diseasePFGE typeSequence typeporAporB
Nm11820CSF03/26/2003Downtown AnkaraNoNoMeningitisTurkeyST-2754P1.5,2 porB2-86
Nm1206CSF03/18/2004Sihhiye, AnkaraNoNoMeningitisET-37ST-11P1.5,2 porB2-2
Nm11921CSF03/24/2004Downtown AnkaraNoNoMeningitisET-37ST-11P1.5,2 porB2-2
Nm12121Blood03/24/2004Downtown AnkaraNoNoMeningitisET-37ST-11P1.5,2 porB2-2
Nm1247CSF05/16/2004Sihhiye, AnkaraNoNoMeningitisTurkeyST-185P1.5,2 porB2-86
Nm12320Throat08/12/2004Balgat, AnkaraYescNoAsymptomaticET-37ST-11P1.5,2 porB2-2
Nm12221Throat08/12/2004Balgat, AnkaraYescNoAsymptomaticET-37ST-11P1.5,2 porB2-2
  • a All six individuals were male, and Nm118 was the first index case. Isolates Nm119 and Nm121 were recovered from the same patient.

  • b Given as month/day/year.

  • c These two cases served in the same military unit.