Volume 24, Number 11—November 2018
Emergence of Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W, Central African Republic, 2015–2016
|Suspected cases, no.||120||156|
|CSF samples tested, no. (%)||20 (17)||60 (39)|
|Median age (IQR), mo||60 (36–162)||66 (21–186)|
|Sex ratio, M/F
|Clinical data, no. (%)|
|Neck stiffness||ND†||47 (78)|
|Laboratory results, no. (% samples received)
|Positive NmW culture
|Positive NmW PCR||20 (100)||46 (77)|
*CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; IQR, interquartile range; ND, not determined; NmW, N. meningitidis serogroup W.
†Clinical information is missing for suspected cases during the 2015 epidemics.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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