Early Introduction and Delayed Dissemination of Pandemic Influenza, Gabon
Sonia Etenna Lekana-Douki, Augustin Mouinga-Ondémé, Dieudonné Nkoghe, Christian Drosten, Jan Felix Drexler, Mirdad Kazanji, and Eric M. Leroy
Author affiliations: Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon (S.E. Lekana-Douki, A. Mouinga-Ondémé, D. Nkoghe, E.M. Leroy); Ministère de la Santé Publique, Libreville, Gabon (D. Nkoghe); Bonn Medical Centre Institute of Virology, Bonn, Germany (C. Drosten, J.F. Drexler); Institut Pasteur de Bangui, Bangui, Central African Republic (M. Kazanji); Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France (E.M. Leroy)
Figure 1. . . Towns in the influenza sentinel network in Gabon. Libreville was chosen as a typical urban community; Franceville, in the southeast, represents a savannah/forested rural region of 100,000 inhabitants; and Oyem (35,241 inhabitants) and Koulamoutou (16,270 inhabitants), in the north and south, respectively, represent forested rural regions.
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