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Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Nov;9(11):1486-8.

Polymerase chain reaction assay and bacterial meningitis surveillance in remote areas, Niger.

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  • 1Centre de Recherches Médicales et Sanitaires, Niamey, Niger.

Abstract

To compensate for the lack of laboratories in remote areas, the national reference laboratory for meningitis in Niger used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to enhance the surveillance of meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae. PCR effectively documented the wide geographic spread of N. meningitidis serogroup W135.

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