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Epidemiology and clinical presentation of shigellosis in children less than five years of age in rural Mozambique



Epidemiology and clinical presentation of shigellosis in children less than five years of age in rural Mozambique



Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 26(11): 1059-1061



Rectal swabs were collected from 1354 children <5 years of age with diarrhea attending Manhiça District Hospital and from 227 healthy community controls. Shigellosis incidence was high among children aged 12-47 months (488.4/10(5) child-years at risk). Fever and dysentery were prominent clinical findings. Shigella was more frequently isolated from cases than controls (6.7% versus 0.4%, P = 0.004), and from dysentery than nondysenteric diarrhea (24.1% versus 3.5%, P < 0.001). Shigella flexneri 2a, S. sonnei, and S. flexneri 6, were the most prevalent serotypes.

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DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31812e55a2


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