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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009


Serogroup W135 Meningococcal Meningitis, Northern Cameroon, 2007–2008

Denis MassenetComments to Author , Jermias Inrombe, Dave-Etienne Mevoula, and Pierre Nicolas
Author affiliations: Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Garoua, Cameroon (D. Massenet); Délégation de la Santé du Nord, Garoua (J. Inrombe); Délégation de la Santé de l'Extrême-Nord, Maroua, Cameroon (D.-E. Mevoula); Institut de Médecine Tropicale du Service de Santé des Armées, Marseilles, France (P. Nicolas)

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CSF specimens from Cameroon tested at CPCAG laboratory in 2007 and 2008 and number of health facilities that sent specimens, compared with 2006 efforts*

Characteristic 2006 2007 2008†
No. tested CSF specimens 60 202 207
Health facilities involved Garoua Hospital Garoua Hospital plus 8 other health facilities Garoua Hospital plus 17 other health facilities
Specimens not collected in Garoua 0 27 79

*CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; CPCAG, Centre Pasteur du Cameroun in Garoua.
†Through June 30.

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