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The burden and characteristics of enteric fever at a healthcare facility in a densely populated area of Kathmandu

Karkey, Abhilasha; Arjyal, Amit; Anders, Katherine L.; Boni, Maciej F.; Dongol, Sabina; Koirala, Samir; My, Phan Vu Tra; Nga, Tran Vu Thieu; Clements, Archie C. A.; Holt, Kathryn E.; Duy, Pham Thanh; Day, Jeremy N.; Campbell, James I.; Dougan, Gordon; Dolecek, Christiane; Farrar, Jeremy; Basnyat, Buddha; Baker, Stephen

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Enteric fever, caused by Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A (S. Typhi and S. Paratyphi A) remains a major public health problem in many settings. The disease is limited to locations with poor sanitation which facilitates the transmission of the infecting organisms. Efficacious and inexpensive vaccines are available for S. Typhi, yet are not commonly deployed to control the disease. Lack of vaccination is due partly to uncertainty of the disease burden arising from a paucity of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-11-15
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16316
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013988

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