Pneumococci in the African Meningitis Belt: Meningitis Incidence and Carriage Prevalence in Children and Adults

@inproceedings{Mller2012PneumococciIT,
  title={Pneumococci in the African Meningitis Belt: Meningitis Incidence and Carriage Prevalence in Children and Adults},
  author={Judith Elisabeth M{\"u}ller and Seydou Yaro and Macaire Sampawend{\'e} Ou{\'e}draogo and Natalia Levina and Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade and Haoua Tall and R{\'e}gina S. Idohou and Oumarou Sanou and Sita S. Kroman and Aly Drabo and Boubacar Nacro and Athanase Millogo and Mark van der Linden and Bradford D. Gessner},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The development of optimal vaccination strategies for pneumococcal conjugate vaccines requires serotype-specific data on disease incidence and carriage prevalence. This information is lacking for the African meningitis belt. METHODS We conducted hospital-based surveillance of acute bacterial meningitis in an urban and rural population of Burkina Faso during 2007-09. Cerebrospinal fluid was evaluated by polymerase chain reaction for species and serotype. In 2008, nasopharyngeal… CONTINUE READING

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