Outbreak of Pneumococcal Meningitis, Paoua Subprefecture, Central African Republic, 2016-2017
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JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
AbstractWe report a pneumococcal meningitis outbreak in the Central African Republic (251 suspected cases; 60 confirmed by latex agglutination test) in 2016-2017. Case-fatality rates (10% for confirmed case-patients) were low. In areas where a recent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine campaign was conducted, a smaller proportion of cases was seen in youngest children.