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Field evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests for meningococcal meningitis in Niger.

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Abstract

We confirmed that dipstick RDTs to identify N. meningitidis serogroups A, C, W135 and Y can be reliably operated by non-specialized staff in basic health facilities. RDTs proved very useful to recommend vaccination in NmA epidemics, and also to avoid vaccination in epidemics due to serogroups not included in vaccines (NmX).

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pasteur-00561836 , version 1 (02-02-2011)

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P. Boisier, a Elhaj Mahamane, a Amadou Hamidou, F. Sidikou, S. Djibo, et al.. Field evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests for meningococcal meningitis in Niger.. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2009, 14 (1), pp.111-7. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02192.x⟩. ⟨pasteur-00561836⟩
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