Molecular Characteristics and Epidemiology of Meningococcal Carriage, Burkina Faso, 2003
Judith E. Mueller* , Lassana Sangaré†, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade*, Zekiba Tarnagda‡, Yves Traoré§, Seydou Yaro¶, Raymond Borrow#, Bradford D. Gessner*, and Pierre Nicolas**
Author affiliations: *Agence de Médecine Préventive, Paris, France; †Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yalgado Ouédraogo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; ‡Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso; §Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; ¶Centre Muraz, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso; #Health Protection Agency, Manchester, United Kingdom; **Institut de Médecine Tropicale du Service de Santé des Arnées, Marseille, France;
Figure 3. Serogroups (A), serotypes (B), and sequence types (C) of 152 meningococci carried by 488 persons obtained at 5 monthly study visits from February through June 2003, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. NG, nongroupable; ST, sequence type.
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