Meningitis Serogroup W135 Outbreak, Burkina Faso, 2002
Published Date:Jun 2007
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 13(6):920-923.
Neisseria Meningitidis, Serogroup W-135
Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup W135
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sensitivity And Specificity
Description: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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