Rose, A M C
Tiendrebeogo, S R M
Guerin, P J
Caugant, D A
AffiliationEpicentre, Paris, France.
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JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
AbstractIn 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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- Issue date: 2006 Oct 1
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- Issue date: 2005 May
- Bacterial meningitis in Burkina Faso: surveillance using field-based polymerase chain reaction testing.
- Authors: Parent du Châtelet I, Traore Y, Gessner BD, Antignac A, Naccro B, Njanpop-Lafourcade BM, Ouedraogo MS, Tiendrebeogo SR, Varon E, Taha MK
- Issue date: 2005 Jan 1
- Chronicle of an outbreak foretold: meningococcal meningitis W135 in Burkina Faso.
- Authors: Decosas J, Koama JB
- Issue date: 2002 Dec
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- Issue date: 2005 Apr