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Estimating the burden of Japanese encephalitis virus and other encephalitides in countries of the mekong region

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Diverse aetiologies of viral and bacterial encephalitis are widely recognized as significant yet neglected public health issues in the Mekong region. A robust analysis of the corresponding health burden is lacking. We retrieved 75 articles on encephalitis in the region published in English or in French from 1965 through 2011. Review of available data demonstrated that they are sparse and often derived from hospital-based studies with significant recruitment bias. Almost half (35 of 75) of art...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pntd.0002533

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
e2533
Publication date:
2014-01-30
Acceptance date:
2013-09-13
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
URN:
uuid:a1d9df18-c5ee-4157-99b5-6e8e5a0cfa09
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447851
Local pid:
pubs:447851

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