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Volume 22, Number 1—January 2016

Surveillance of Bacterial Meningitis, Ethiopia, 2012–2013

Wude Mihret, Tsehaynesh Lema, Yared Merid, Afework Kassu, Workeabeba Abebe, Beyene Moges, Admasu Tenna, Fitsum Woldegebriel, Melaku Yidnekachew, Wondale Mekonnen, Arslan Ahmed, Lawrence Yamuah, Mezgebu Silamsaw, Beyene Petros, Jan Oksnes, Einar Rosenqvist, Samuel Ayele, Abraham Aseffa, Dominique A. Caugant, and Gunnstein NorheimComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (W. Mihret, T. Lema, M. Yidnekachew, W. Mekonnen, L. Yamuah, S. Ayele, A. Aseffa); Hawassa University Referral Hospital, Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region, Sodo, Ethiopia (Y. Merid, F. Woldegebriel); University of Gondar Hospital, Gondar, Ethiopia (A. Kassu, B. Moges, M. Selamsew); Tikur Anbessa Specialized University Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (W. Abebe, A. Tenna); Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway (A. Ahmed, J. Oksnes, E. Rosenqvist, D.A. Caugant, G. Norheim); University of Oslo Faculty of Medicine, Oslo (A. Ahmed, D.A. Caugant); Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (B. Petros)

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Table 2

Organisms detected by real-time PCR in CSF samples from 139 meningitis patients, by location, Ethiopia, 2012–2013*

Neisseria meningitidis† serogroup
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Haemophilus influenzae§
Gondar 0 1 6 0 3 10 0
Hawassa 9 0 1 1 2 5 1
Addis Ababa
Total 11 1 7 1 7 18 1

*CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; NG; nongroupable.
†n = 27.
‡n = 18.
§n = 1.

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