A Seroepidemiological Study of Serogroup A Meningococcal Infection in the African Meningitis Belt

@inproceedings{Manigart2016ASS,
  title={A Seroepidemiological Study of Serogroup A Meningococcal Infection in the African Meningitis Belt},
  author={Olivier Manigart and Caroline Trotter and Helen Findlow and Abraham Assefa and Wude Mihret and Tesfaye Moti Demisse and Biruk Yeshitela and Isaac Osei and Abraham Hodgson and Stephen Laryea Quaye and Samba Sow and Mamadou Coulibaly and Kanny Diallo and Awa Traor{\'e} and J M Collard and Rahamatou Moustapha Boukary and Oumarou Djermakoye and Ali Elhaji Mahamane and J F Jusot and Cheikh S Sokhna and Serge Alavo and Souleymane Doucour{\'e} and El Hadj Ba and Mari{\'e}tou Dieng and Aldiouma Diallo and Doumagoum Moto Daugla and Babatunji Abayomi Omotara and Daniel DC Chandramohan and Musa Hassan-King and Maria Marinah Souza do Nascimento and Arouna Woukeu and Ray Borrow and James M. Stuart and Brian Greenwood and I. King Jordan},
  year={2016}
}
The pattern of epidemic meningococcal disease in the African meningitis belt may be influenced by the background level of population immunity but this has been measured infrequently. A standardised enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for measuring meningococcal serogroup A IgG antibodies was established at five centres within the meningitis belt. Antibody concentrations were then measured in 3930 individuals stratified by age and residence from six countries. Seroprevalence by age was… CONTINUE READING