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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Research

Meningococcal Disease in South Africa, 1999–2002

Garry B. Coulson*, Meningeal Disease Surveillance in South AfricaComments to Author , Mignon du Plessis*, Anthony M. Smith*, Linda de Gouveia*, Keith P. Klugman*†, Anne von Gottberg*Comments to Author , and for the Group for EntericRespiratoryGERMS-SA
Author affiliations: *National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; †Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;

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Table 1

Provincial distribution of reported invasive meningococcal disease by serogroup and date of study, South Africa

YearSerogroupProvince*Total
ECFSGAKZLIMMPNCNWWCN (%)†
Aug 1999–Jul 2000
A–‡911415 (8)
B6124381106 (56)
C2221420 (10)
W13533410 (5)
X123 (2)
Y261071136 (19)
No isolate available29104221039
Total
12
8
46
25
4
5

3
126
229
Aug 2000–Jul 2001
A3425344 (23)
B63133115683 (43)
C3311412 (6)
W135718 (4)
X112 (1)
Y2141312311542 (22)
Z22 (1)
No isolate available3512611982
Total
14
17
124
8
8
11
1
6
86
275
Aug 2001–Jul 2002A78112183 (36)
B3415113862 (27)
C1611018 (8)
29E11 (<1)
W135191213 (6)
X213 (1)
Y314204121752 (22)
No isolate available32515101145118
Total1120181101256105350

*EC, Eastern Cape; FS, Free State; GA, Gauteng; KZ, KwaZulu Natal; LIM, Limpopo; MP, Mpumalanga; NC, Northern Cape; NW, North West; WC, Western Cape.
†Percentages denote the percentage of that particular serogroup over the total number of serogrouped isolates for that year.
‡No cases reported.

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1GERMS-SA: Sandeep Vasaikar (Eastern Cape); Nolan Janse van Rensberg, Peter Smith (Free State); Khatija Ahmed, Heather Crewe-Brown, Mike Dove, Charles Feldman, Alan Karstaedt, Olga Perovic, Pyu-Pyu Sein, Ruth Lekalakala (Gauteng); Wim Sturm (KwaZulu Natal); Ken Hamese (Limpopo); Keith Bauer (Mpumalanga); Denise Roditi, Rena Hoffmann, Lynne Liebowitz, John Simpson, Andrew Whitelaw (Western Cape); Adrian Brink (AMPATH); Claire Heney (Lancet); Martinus Senekal (PathCare).

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