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Outbreak of beriberi in a prison in Cote d'Ivoire.

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BACKGROUND: A beriberi outbreak occurred in the Maison d'Arrêt et de Correction d'Abidjan (MACA), a detention center in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, between October 2002 and April 2003. OBJECTIVE: A retrospective investigation was conducted to document the outbreak in April 2003. METHODS: A descriptive analysis and a case-control study were performed. A probable case patient was defined as a person detained in the center between October 2002 and April 2003 with at least two of the following sympt...

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Journal:
Food and nutrition bulletin
Volume:
28
Issue:
3
Pages:
283-290
Publication date:
2007-09-05
ISSN:
0379-5721
URN:
uuid:58359d52-01f9-45ea-a0ba-71f544a57858
Source identifiers:
68144
Local pid:
pubs:68144

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