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Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014

Research

Rotavirus Surveillance in Urban and Rural Areas of Niger, April 2010–March 2012

Anne-Laure PageComments to Author , Viviane Jusot, Abdoul-Aziz Mamaty, Lagare Adamou, Jérôme Kaplon, Pierre Pothier, Ali Djibo, Mahamane L. Manzo, Brahima Toure, Céline Langendorf, Jean-Marc Collard, and Rebecca F. Grais
Author affiliations: Epicentre, Paris, France (A.-L. Page, C. Langendorf, R.F. Grais); Epicentre, Niamey, Niger (V. Jusot, A.-A. Mamaty, B. Toure); Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire (CERMES), Niamey (L. Adamou, J.-M. Collard); University Hospital of Dijon, Dijon, France (J. Kaplon, P. Pothier); Ministry of Health, Niamey (A. Djibo, M.L. Manzo); Niamey University, Niamey (A. Djibo)

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Table 2

Number of rotavirus-positive study participants identified during a 2-year surveillance study in Niamey and Maradi region, Niger, April 2010–March 2012*

Variable April 2010–March 2011
April 2011–March 2012
No. positive/no. total (%) 95% CI No. positive/no. total (%) 95% CI
Study site
All areas 1,714/5,845 (29.3) 28.2–30.5 1,268/3,902 (32.5) 31.0–34.0
Niamey† 180/796 (22.6) 19.7–25.5 148/478 (32.3) 27.7–36.8
Maradi region, district
Maradi 95/484 (19.6) 16.1–23.2 105/478 (22.0) 18.2–25.7
Madarounfa 611/1,711 (35.7) 33.4–38.0 478/1,254 (38.1) 35.4–40.8
Aguie 252/748 (33.7) 30.3–37.1 NA NA
Guidan Roumdji
576/2,106 (27.4)
25.5–29.3

556/1,770 (31.4)
29.2–33.6
Patients with stool samples tested 1,312/4,074 (32.2) 30.8–33.6 941/2,691 (34.9) 33.2–36.8
Niamey† 110/409 (26.9) 22.6–31.2 100/269 (37.1) 31.4–42.9
Maradi region, district
Maradi 80/349 (22.9) 18.5–27.3 95/400 (23.8) 19.6–27.9
Madarounfa 485/1,293 (37.5) 34.9–40.2 364/931 (39.1) 36.0–42.2
Aguie 231/665 (34.7) 31.1–38.4 NA NA
Guidan Roumdji 406/1,358 (29.9) 27.5–32.3 382/1,091 (35.0) 32.2–37.9

*NA, not applicable because surveillance was interrupted in all study sites in the district of Aguie at the end of the first year.
†Surveillance was interrupted in 1 hospital in Niamey at the end of the first year.

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