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Intensity of exposure and incidence of melioidosis in Thai children.

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There is a high background seroprevalence of antibodies to Burkholderia pseudomallei in Thailand that limits its use as a diagnostic tool. It is believed that this results from childhood exposure to the bacterium in mud and surface water. The increasing prevalence of antibodies with age is a marker of the intensity of exposure. A susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) model was calibrated with data on seroprevalence in children (<15 years) in Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchathani (n=2214). In th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Role:
Author
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
102 Suppl 1
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Pages:
S37-S39
Publication date:
2008-12-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:7cb5fa7d-7b23-4357-a80f-603d41439043
Source identifiers:
133501
Local pid:
pubs:133501

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