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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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Table 2

Bacterial meningitis cases and incidence,Burkina Faso, 2007–2012*

Variable Prevaccine
Postvaccine
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total no. cases reported in MPE NA NA NA 3,413 3,415 5,807
Total no. specimens tested in aggregated laboratory results 550 93 241 NA NA NA
Confirmed or probable cases, no. 286 52 139† 1,408 1,306 2,768
Neisseria meningitidis, no. cases (Incidence): 257 (1.8) 49 (0.3) 43 (0.3) 170 (1.1) 278 (1.7) 1,788 (10.7)
N. meningitidis serogroup W, no. cases (Incidence):
4 (<0.1)
0
4 (<0.1)
10 (<0.1)

113 (0.7)
1,451 (8.7)
Total cases reported in TLOH 25,695 10,345 4,878 6,837 3,878 7,022

*Incidence = cases per 100,000 population. MPE, Maladies à Potentiel Epidémique (case-based surveillance); NA, not available; TLOH, Télégramme Lettre Official Hebdomadaire (aggregate case counts).
†Only latex agglutination results available.

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