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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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Table 1

Attack rates per 100,000 population by age group for suspected meningitis cases, Pissy Medical Health Centre, Burkina Faso*

Age group, y Population No. cases Attack rate/100,000
<1 19,772 216 1,092
1–4 68,681 453 660
5–14 145,688 289 198
15–29 145,688 220 151
>30 140,485 129 92
All 520,314 1,307 251

*Weeks 6–18 (Feb 4–May 5), 2002 (n = 1,307). Population data are for the entire district of Pissy.

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1Deceased.

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