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 4. Weekly incidence rates of reported meningitis in the Bobo-Dioulasso region from January through June of 1997, 2002, and 2003. V1, February 3–15 (n = 488); V2, February 25–March 15 (n = 480); V3, March 25–April 12 (n = 465); V4, April 22–May 10 (n = 463); V5, May 27–June 7 (n = 470).
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