Abstract and Introduction
We characterized a case of neonatal conjunctivitis in New York, USA, caused by Neisseria meningitidis by using whole-genome sequencing. The case was a rare occurrence, and the isolate obtained belonged to an emerging clade (N. meningitidis US nongroupable urethritis) associated with an increase in cases of urethritis since 2015.
Neonatal conjunctivitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis is a rare occurrence. Using whole-genome sequencing, we analyzed an isolate of N. meningitidisfrom a 3-day-old infant in New York, USA, who was given a diagnosis of unilateral conjunctivitis.
Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2019;25(5):972-975. © 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)