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Molecular surveillance identifies multiple transmissions of typhoid in West Africa

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The burden of typhoid in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries has been difficult to estimate, in part, due to suboptimal laboratory diagnostics. However, surveillance blood cultures at two sites in Nigeria have identified typhoid associated with Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) as an important cause of bacteremia in children.A total of 128 S. Typhi isolates from these studies in Nigeria were whole-genome sequenced, and the resulting data was used to place these Nigerian isolates in...

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0004781

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Baker, S
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100087/Z/12/Z
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Baker, S
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100087/Z/12/Z
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Baker, S
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100087/Z/12/Z
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MacLennan, C
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Clinical Research Fellowship
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
9
Article number:
e0004781
Publication date:
2016-09-22
Acceptance date:
2016-05-25
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pmid:
27657909
Source identifiers:
648038
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English
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uuid:0cf0f515-6c49-47b9-9b86-c346729f913f
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2016-10-24

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