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  1. 2011 WHO Meningitis Manual Authors

    Division of Bacterial Diseases
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
    • Dana CASTILLO
    • Brian HARCOURT
    • Cynthia HATCHER
    • Michael JACKSON
    • Lee KATZ
    • Raydel MAIR
    • Leonard MAYER
      Chief, Meningitis Laboratory
    • Ryan NOVAK
    • Lila RAHALISON
    • Susanna SCHMINK
    • Jordan THEODORE
    • Jennifer THOMAS
    • Jeni VUONG
    • Xin WANG
    Respiratory Diseases Branch
    • Lesley MCGEE
    Other Institutions
    • Dominique A. CAUGANT
      WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Meningococci
      Department of Bacteriology and Immunology
      Norwegian Institute of Public Health
    • Susanne CHANTEAU
      Institut Pasteur
      Nouméa
      New Caledonia
    • Sébastien COGNAT
      International Health Regulations Coordination
      Health Security and Environment
      World Health Organization
      Lyon
      France
    • Pierre NICOLAS
      WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Meningococci
      Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées – IMTSSA
      Marseille
      France
  2. Reviewers
    • Bernard BEALL
      Chief, Streptococcus Laboratory
      Respiratory Diseases Branch
      Division of Bacterial Diseases
      National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Thomas CLARK
      Epidemiology Team Lead, Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
      Division of Bacterial Diseases
      National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Amanda COHN
      Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
      Division of Bacterial Diseases
      National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Kimberley FOX
      Expanded Programme on Immunization
      World Health Organization
      Western Pacific Regional Office
      Manila
      Philippines
    • Anne von GOTTBERG
      Head of Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Reference Unit
      National Institute for Communicable Diseases
      Johannesburg
      South Africa
    • Nancy MESSONNIER
      Chief, Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
      Division of Bacterial Diseases
      National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Rasmata OUEDRAOGO
      Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pédiatrique Charles de Gaulle
      Ouagadougou
      Burkina Faso
    • Fem Julia PALADIN
      Expanded Programme on Immunization
      World Health Organization
      Regional Office for the Western Pacific
      Manila
      Philippines
    • Tanja POPOVIC
      Deputy Associate Director for Science
      Office of the Associate Director for Science
      Office of the Director
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Manju RANI
      Expanded Programme on Immunization
      World Health Organization
      Western Pacific Regional Office
      Manila
      Philippines
    • Aparna Singh SHAH
      Expanded Programme on Immunization
      South East Asia Regional Office
      World Health Organization
      New Delhi
      India
    • Muhamed-Kheir TAHA
      Head of the Unit Invasive Bacterial Infections
      Director of the National Reference Center for Meningococci
      Institut Pasteur
      Paris
      France
    • Cynthia WHITNEY
      Chief, Respiratory Diseases Branch
      Division of Bacterial Diseases
      National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  3. 2011 WHO Meningitis Manual other Contributors
    • Mary AGOCS
      Expanded Programme on Immunization
      Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals
      World Health Organization
      Geneva
      Switzerland
    • Eric BERTHERAT
      Epidemic Readiness and Intervention
      Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response
      World Health Organization
      Geneva
      Switzerland
    • Jean Bosco NDIHOKUBWAYO
      Division of Health System and Services Development
      World Health Organization
      Regional Office for Africa
      Brazzaville
      Republic of Congo
    • Fatima SERHAN
      Expanded Programme on Immunization
      Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals
      World Health Organization
      Geneva
      Switzerland
    • Stephanie SCHWARTZ
      Division of Bacterial Diseases
      National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acknowledgements

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) express their gratitude to those who have contributed their time and experience to this 2nd edition of the “Laboratory Methods for the Diagnosis of Meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae”.

Special thanks should be given to Dr. Leonard Mayer, CDC, Atlanta, USA, WHO Collaborating Center for Meningitis, for taking the lead in the process of developing as well as compiling and editing this manual.

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