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Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014

Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W, Burkina Faso, 2012

Jessica R. MacNeilComments to Author , 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)

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Table 1

Laboratory-confirmed bacterial meningitis cases, Burkina Faso, 2012*

Bacterium, serogroup Culture or PCR Latex agglutination† Total
Neisseria meningitidis
A 0 0 0
W 1,438 13 1,451
X 207 NA 207
Y 4 0 4
C 1 0 1
Indeterminate 125 0 125
Streptococcus pneumoniae 527 7 534
Haemophilus influenzae type b 30 1 31
Total 2,332 21 2,353

*Data are from Maladies à Potentiel Epidémique case-based surveillance. NA, not applicable.
†Excludes 62 latex agglutination–positive cases that were later ruled out by PCR and/or culture.

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