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Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007

Dispatch

Meningitis Serogroup W135 Outbreak, Burkina Faso, 2002

Nicolas Nathan*1, Angela M.C. Rose*, Dominique Legros*, Sylvestre R.M. Tiendrebeogo†, Catherine Bachy*, Egil Bjørløw‡§, Peter Firmenich¶, Philippe J. Guerin*Comments to Author , and Dominique A. Caugant§#

Author affiliations: *Epicentre, Paris, France; †Ministry of Health, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; ‡European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Oslo, Norway; §Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway; ¶Médecins sans Frontières, Bereldange, Luxembourg; #World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Meningococci, Oslo, Norway;

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Figure 2

Schematic representation of results of culture or PCR performed on 82 cerebrospinal fluid samples with doubtful or positive direct microscopic results. See text for definitions of doubtful and positive direct microscopic results. *With the other result contaminated (culture) or inhibited (PCR).

Figure 2. Schematic representation of results of culture or PCR performed on 82 cerebrospinal fluid samples with doubtful or positive direct microscopic results. See text for definitions of doubtful and positive direct microscopic results. *With the other result contaminated (culture) or inhibited (PCR).

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