Neisseria meningitidis: a neglected cause of infectious haemorrhagic fever in the amazon rainforest

David E. Barroso, Luciete A. Silva
2007 Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases  
Neisseria meningitidis has not been seen as a significant cause of infectious haemorrhagic fever in the Amazon inlands; most reported cases are from the city of Manaus, the capital of the State of Amazonas. This picture is sustained by the lack of reliable microbiology laboratories, the perception of the health care workers, and the difficult to reach medical assistance; thus the number of confirmed cases is even lower with no reference of the strains phenotype. We report here the investigation
more » ... of a case of suspected meningococcemia and his close contacts in a rural community in the Coari Lake, up the Amazon River.
doi:10.1590/s1413-86702007000600014 pmid:18327474 fatcat:bypkftt75fhtlpiy55t3nehzce