Sulfadiazine-Resistant Group A Neisseria meningitidis

Science  06 Sep 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3845, pp. 1019
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3845.1019


A meningitis epidemic due to Group A meningococci was unusual in that most of the strains isolated from patients were generally resistant to sulfadiazine. This is the first report of sulfonamide resistance in an epidemic strain of Neisseria meningitidis Group A.