Predictors of immunity after a major serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease epidemic, Burkina Faso, 2002.

@article{Raghunathan2006PredictorsOI,
  title={Predictors of immunity after a major serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease epidemic, Burkina Faso, 2002.},
  author={Pratima L. Raghunathan and Joshua D. Jones and Sylvestre R.M. Tiendrebeogo and Idrissa Sanou and Lassana Sangar{\'e} and Seni Kouanda and Moumouni Dabal and Cl{\'e}ment Lingani and Cheryl M. Elie and Scott Johnson and Mary D. Ari and Joseph Martinez and Julie A Chatt and Kassim Sidib{\'e} and Susanna Schmink and Leonard W. Mayer and Mandy Kader Kond{\'e} and Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey and Tanja Popovi{\'c} and Brian D. Plikaytis and George M. Carlone and Nancy Rosenstein and Montse Soriano-Gabarr{\'o}},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={193 5},
  pages={607-16}
}
BACKGROUND The African meningitis belt undergoes recurrent epidemics caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A. During 2002, Burkina Faso documented the first large serogroup W-135 (NmW-135) meningococcal disease epidemic. To understand the emergence of NmW-135, we investigated meningococcal carriage and immunity. METHODS Immediately after Burkina Faso's epidemic, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of meningococcal carriage and seroprevalence in an epidemic and a nonepidemic district… CONTINUE READING

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