Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W, Burkina Faso, 2012
Jessica R. MacNeil
, Isaïe Medah, Daouda Koussoubé, Ryan T. Novak, Amanda C. Cohn, Fabien V.K. Diomandé, Denis Yelbeogo, Jean Ludovic Kambou, Tiga F. Tarbangdo, Rasmata Ouédraogo-Traoré, Lassana Sangaré, Cynthia Hatcher, Jeni Vuong, Leonard W. Mayer, Mamoudou H. Djingarey, Thomas A. Clark, and Nancy E. Messonnier
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.R. MacNeil, R.T. Novak, A.C. Cohn, F.V.K. Diomandé, C. Hatcher, J. Vuong, L.W. Mayer, T.A. Clark, N.E. Messonnier); Ministère de la Santé, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (I. Medah, D. Koussoubé, D. Yelbeogo, J.L. Kambou, T.F. Tarbangdo); WHO Intercountry Support Team for West Africa, Ouagadougou (F.V.K. Diomandé, M.H. Djingarey); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pédiatrique Charles de Gaulle, Ouagadougou (R. Ouédraogo-Traoré); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yalgado, Ouagadougou (L. Sangaré)
Figure 2. Total meningitis cases reported in Télégramme Lettre Official Hebdomadaire and laboratory-confirmed Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W cases for selected districts, Burkina Faso, 2012 meningitis seasonA) District 1, population 150,000B) District 2, population 300,000C) District 3, population 100,000D) District 4, population 200,000Thin line indicates serogroup W cases; thick line, total cases; ▪ indicates weeks during which the number of cases crossed the weekly epidemic thresholdData source: Télégramme Lettre Official Hebdomadaire and Maladies à Potentiel Epidémique.
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