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A cross-sectional seroepidemiological survey of typhoid fever in Fiji

Watson, Connall H.; Baker, Stephen; Lau, Colleen; Rawalai, Kitione; Taufa, Mere; Coriakula, Jerimaia; Vu Thieu Nga, Tran; Van, Tan Trinh; Ngoc, Dung Tran Thi; Hens, Niel; Lowry, John H; de Alwis, Ruklanthi; Cano, Jorge; Jenkins, Kylie; Mulholland, E. Kim; Nilles, Eric J; Kama, Mike; Edmunds, W. John


Fiji, an upper-middle income state in the Pacific Ocean, has experienced an increase in confirmed case notifications of enteric fever caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi). To characterize the epidemiology of typhoid exposure, we conducted a cross-sectional sero-epidemiological survey measuring IgG against the Vi antigen of S. Typhi to estimate the effect of age, ethnicity, and other variables on seroprevalence. Epidemiologically relevant cut-off titres were established using a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005786
Access Rights: Open Access


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