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Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014

Research

Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W, Burkina Faso, 2012

Jessica R. MacNeilComments to Author , Isaïe Medah, Daouda Koussoubé, Ryan T. Novak, Amanda C. Cohn, Fabien V.K. Diomandé, Denis Yelbeogo, Jean Ludovic Kambou, Tiga F. Tarbangdo, Rasmata Ouédraogo-Traoré, Lassana Sangaré, Cynthia Hatcher, Jeni Vuong, Leonard W. Mayer, Mamoudou H. Djingarey, Thomas A. Clark, and Nancy E. Messonnier
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.R. MacNeil, R.T. Novak, A.C. Cohn, F.V.K. Diomandé, C. Hatcher, J. Vuong, L.W. Mayer, T.A. Clark, N.E. Messonnier); Ministère de la Santé, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (I. Medah, D. Koussoubé, D. Yelbeogo, J.L. Kambou, T.F. Tarbangdo); WHO Intercountry Support Team for West Africa, Ouagadougou (F.V.K. Diomandé, M.H. Djingarey); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pédiatrique Charles de Gaulle, Ouagadougou (R. Ouédraogo-Traoré); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yalgado, Ouagadougou (L. Sangaré)

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Total meningitis cases reported in Télégramme Lettre Official Hebdomadaire and laboratory-confirmed Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W cases for selected districts, Burkina Faso, 2012 meningitis season. A) District 1, population 150,000. B) District 2, population 300,000. C) District 3, population 100,000. D) District 4, population 200,000. Thin line indicates serogroup W cases; thick line, total cases; ▪ indicates weeks during which the number of cases crossed the weekly epidemic threshold. Dat

Figure 2. Total meningitis cases reported in Télégramme Lettre Official Hebdomadaire and laboratory-confirmed Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W cases for selected districts, Burkina Faso, 2012 meningitis seasonA) District 1, population 150,000B) District 2, population 300,000C) District 3, population 100,000D) District 4, population 200,000Thin line indicates serogroup W cases; thick line, total cases; ▪ indicates weeks during which the number of cases crossed the weekly epidemic thresholdData source: Télégramme Lettre Official Hebdomadaire and Maladies à Potentiel Epidémique.

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