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Risk factors for typhoid fever in the Mekong delta, southern Viet Nam: a case-control study.

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In order to identify risk factors for typhoid fever in a highly endemic area, we undertook a case-control study in the Mekong delta, Viet Nam. Cases were 144 consecutive patients admitted to hospital with blood culture-confirmed typhoid fever. Two controls (1 in the hospital and 1 in the community) were chosen for each case. Standardized interviews were conducted with questions regarding recent contact with a typhoid fever patient, eating habits, hygiene and socio-economic level. Cases were m...

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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
95
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-23
Publication date:
2001-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Source identifiers:
37803
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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