High Prevalence of Shigella or Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli Carriage among Residents of an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in South Sudan

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619041
Title:
High Prevalence of Shigella or Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli Carriage among Residents of an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in South Sudan
Authors:
Bliss, J; Bouhenia, M; Hale, P; Couturier, BA; Iyer, AS; Rumunu, J; Martin, S; Wamala, JF; Abubakar, A; Sack, DA; Luquero, FJ; Couturier, MR; Azman, AS; Leung, DT
Journal:
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
Displaced persons living in camps are at an increased risk of diarrheal diseases. Subclinical carriage of pathogens may contribute to the spread of disease, especially for microbes that require a low infectious dose. Multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to detect a panel of 20 bacterial, viral, and protozoal targets, and we report a high prevalence of enteropathogen carriage, including Shigella spp. or enteroinvasive Escherichia coli in 14%, among a sample of 88 asymptomatic individuals in an internally displaced persons camp in South Sudan. Further studies are needed to determine the contribution of such carriage to the spread of disease.
Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue Date:
4-Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619041
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.17-0339
PubMed ID:
29210349
Additional Links:
http://www.ajtmh.org
Submitted date:
2017-12-20
Language:
en
Description:
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ISSN:
1476-1645
Appears in Collections:
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dc.contributor.authorBliss, Jen
dc.contributor.authorBouhenia, Men
dc.contributor.authorHale, Pen
dc.contributor.authorCouturier, BAen
dc.contributor.authorIyer, ASen
dc.contributor.authorRumunu, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Sen
dc.contributor.authorWamala, JFen
dc.contributor.authorAbubakar, Aen
dc.contributor.authorSack, DAen
dc.contributor.authorLuquero, FJen
dc.contributor.authorCouturier, MRen
dc.contributor.authorAzman, ASen
dc.contributor.authorLeung, DTen
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-20T23:29:16Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-20T23:29:16Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-04-
dc.date.submitted2017-12-20-
dc.identifier.citationHigh Prevalence of Shigella or Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli Carriage among Residents of an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in South Sudan. 2017 Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.en
dc.identifier.issn1476-1645-
dc.identifier.pmid29210349-
dc.identifier.doi10.4269/ajtmh.17-0339-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619041-
dc.descriptionWe regret that this article is behind a paywall.en
dc.description.abstractDisplaced persons living in camps are at an increased risk of diarrheal diseases. Subclinical carriage of pathogens may contribute to the spread of disease, especially for microbes that require a low infectious dose. Multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to detect a panel of 20 bacterial, viral, and protozoal targets, and we report a high prevalence of enteropathogen carriage, including Shigella spp. or enteroinvasive Escherichia coli in 14%, among a sample of 88 asymptomatic individuals in an internally displaced persons camp in South Sudan. Further studies are needed to determine the contribution of such carriage to the spread of disease.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ajtmh.orgen
dc.titleHigh Prevalence of Shigella or Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli Carriage among Residents of an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in South Sudanen
dc.identifier.journalThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen
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