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Meningitis serogroup W135 outbreak, Burkina Faso, 2002.

Abstract:
In 2002, the largest epidemic of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 occurred in Burkina Faso. The highest attack rate was in children <5 years of age. We describe cases from 1 district and evaluate the performance of the Pastorex test, which had good sensitivity (84%) and specificity (89%) compared with culture or PCR.
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10.3201/eid1306.060940

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Tiendrebeogo, SR More by this author
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Journal:
Emerging infectious diseases
Volume:
13
Issue:
6
Pages:
920-923
Publication date:
2007-06-05
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EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
URN:
uuid:69c20dae-dee5-40ef-9513-6a054cc036fc
Source identifiers:
68422
Local pid:
pubs:68422

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