The aetiology of acute community acquired bacterial meningitis in children and adults in Maputo, Mozambique.

@article{Zimba2009TheAO,
  title={The aetiology of acute community acquired bacterial meningitis in children and adults in Maputo, Mozambique.},
  author={Tom{\'a}s Francisco Zimba and David T Nota and Jos{\'e} C Langa and Leonel G S Monteiro and YacoobM. Coovadia},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 9},
  pages={
          723-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Community-acquired acute bacterial meningitis is a life-threatening infection and many outbreaks have been reported all around the world. METHODOLOGY We analysed 330 cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples received over a period of eight months from patients older than one month. Microscopy, cultures, identification, and antigen detection were performed for the positive samples. RESULTS Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b were isolated in… CONTINUE READING

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