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A look back at an ongoing problem: Shigella dysenteriae type 1 epidemics in refugee settings in Central Africa (1993-1995).

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Shigella dysenteriae type 1 (Sd1) is a cause of major dysentery outbreaks, particularly among children and displaced populations in tropical countries. Although outbreaks continue, the characteristics of such outbreaks have rarely been documented. Here, we describe the Sd1 outbreaks occurring between 1993 and 1995 in 11 refugee settlements in Rwanda, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We also explored the links between the different types of the camps and the ma...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0004494

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Kernéis, S More by this author
Guerin, PJ More by this author
von Seidlein, L More by this author
Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
e4494
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:ffc50a5f-08dc-4ab2-99b0-b8db792cb5d0
Source identifiers:
68326
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pubs:68326

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