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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

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Poliomyelitis Outbreak,Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, September 2010–February 2011

Arnaud Le MenachComments to Author , Augusto E. Llosa, Isabelle Mouniaman-Nara, Felix Kouassi, Joseph Ngala, Naomi Boxall, Klaudia Porten, and Rebecca F. Grais
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency, London, UK (A. Le Menach, N. Boxall); European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm, Sweden (A. Le Menach); Epicentre, Paris, France (A.E. Llosa, K. Porten, R. F. Grais); Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris (I. Mouniaman-Nara, F. Kouassi); Médecins Sans Frontières, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo (I. Mouniaman-Nara, F. Kouassi); Ministry of Health, Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo (J. Ngala)

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Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, representing the 4 districts, Lumuba, MvouMvou, Tie-Tie, and Loandjili. The gray scale represents the cumulative acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) rate per 100,000 inhabitants September 2010–February 2011. Black area represents the 4 sectors of Mbota where the cross-sectional survey took place. The last census provided by local health authorities occurred in 2007, with a growth rate applied to estimate the 2010 official population size in Pointe-Noire, aggregated

Figure 1. Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, representing the 4 districts, Lumuba, MvouMvou, Tie-Tie, and Loandjili. The gray scale represents the cumulative acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) rate per 100,000 inhabitants September 2010–February 2011. Black area represents the 4 sectors of Mbota where the cross-sectional survey took place. The last census provided by local health authorities occurred in 2007, with a growth rate applied to estimate the 2010 official population size in Pointe-Noire, aggregated by gender and age. We used a 2005 population survey to disaggregate population figures by gender and 5-year age groups and calculate specific acute flaccid paralysis rate. DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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