Microbiological and Epidemiological Investigation of the Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup A Epidemic in Niger in 2009: Last Wave Before the Introduction of the Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine?

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, analyzed cerebrospinal fluid samples during the 2009 meningitis season in Niger, the largest epidemic observed in Niger since those of  to 1996 and 2000. They found that serogroup A meningococci were the causative agent in 97.5 percent of the meningococcal cases. In response to the serogroup A meningococcal epidemic, surveillance was rapidly strengthened and reactive mass vaccination campaigns progressively controlled the outbreak in most parts of the country. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Collard JM, Maman Z, Abani A, et al.

Published: 2011

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    Citation: Collard JMMaman ZAbani A, et al. Microbiological and Epidemiological Investigation of the Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup A Epidemic in Niger in 2009: Last Wave Before the Introduction of the Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine? Epidemiology and Infection. 2011;139(11):1656–1660.