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Typhoid fever in children in Africa.

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Estimates for the year 2000 suggested that there were approximately 21.5 million infections and 200,000 deaths from typhoid fever globally each year, making the disease one of the most serious infectious disease threats to public health on a global scale. However, these estimates were based on little data, especially from Africa. Global prominence and high-profile outbreaks have created the perception in Kenya that typhoid is a common cause of febrile illness. The Widal test is used widely in...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
13
Issue:
4
Pages:
532-540
Publication date:
2008-04-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:4ed88bb9-c59a-43dc-9d85-4e4155623eae
Source identifiers:
190760
Local pid:
pubs:190760

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