• Meningitis Serogroup W135 Outbreak, Burkina Faso, 2002.

      Nathan, N; Rose, A M C; Legros, D; Tiendrebeogo, S R M; Bachy, C; Bjørløw, E; Firmenich, P; Guerin, P J; Caugant, D A; Epicentre, Paris, France. (Published by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2007-06)
      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.