Epidemiology and risk factors for serogroup X meningococcal meningitis during an outbreak in western Kenya, 2005-2006.

@article{Mutonga2009EpidemiologyAR,
  title={Epidemiology and risk factors for serogroup X meningococcal meningitis during an outbreak in western Kenya, 2005-2006.},
  author={David M Mutonga and Guillermo Pimentel and Judith Muindi and Charles Nzioka and Julius Mutiso and John David Klena and Myriam Morcos and Thomas Ogaro and Sadiki F Materu and Christopher Tetteh and Nancy E. Messonnier and Robert F. Breiman and Daniel R Feikin},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={619-24}
}
The epidemiology of serogroup X meningococcal meningitis in Africa is unknown. During a serogroup X meningococcus outbreak in Kenya, case finding involved record review at health facilities and interviews with health workers and community leaders in West Pokot district. An age- and location-matched case-control study for risk factors was done. From December 2005 to April 2006, 82 suspect cases of meningitis were reported; the epidemic threshold was surpassed within two administrative divisions… CONTINUE READING