Meningitis serogroup W135 outbreak, Burkina Faso, 2002.
Nathan N., Rose AMC., Legros D., Tiendrebeogo SRM., Bachy C., Bjørløw E., Firmenich P., Guerin PJ., Caugant DA.
In 2002, the largest epidemic of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 occurred in Burkina Faso. The highest attack rate was in children <5 years of age. We describe cases from 1 district and evaluate the performance of the Pastorex test, which had good sensitivity (84%) and specificity (89%) compared with culture or PCR.