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Meningococcal Carriage in the African Meningitis Belt

The African Meningococcal Carriage (MenAfriCar) consortium was established in 2009 to investigate the pattern of meningococcal carriage in countries of the African meningitis belt prior to and after the introduction of a meningococcal serogroup A polysaccharide/tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine. This article, published in Tropical Medicine and International Health, describes how the consortium was established, its objectives, and the standardized field and laboratory methods that were used to achieve these objectives. The experience of the MenAfriCar consortium will help in planning future studies on the epidemiology of meningococcal carriage.

Author: MenAfriCar Consortium

Published: 2013

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Citation: MenAfriCar Consortium. Meningococcal Carriage in the African Meningitis Belt. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2013;18(8):968-978.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa