Epidemiology of shigellosis in Teknaf, a coastal area of Bangladesh: a 10-year survey

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dc.contributor.authorHossain, Md Anowar-
dc.contributor.authorAlbert, M.John-
dc.contributor.authorHasan, Kh. Zahid-
dc.identifier.citationEpidemiol Infect 1990 Aug;105(1):41-9en
dc.description.abstractThe epidemiological data on shigellosis in Teknaf, a coastal area of Bangladesh, were reviewed for a 10-year period (1975-84). Certain similarities and differences were observed in the epidemiology of the disease in Teknaf when compared with urban Dhaka and rural Matlab. Similarities included: round-the-year infection with two peaks, one in the monsoon period and the other in the winter period; high male to female attendance ratio at the treatment centre; the predominance of infection in the under-15-year age group; high mortality rate in the under-5-year age group of both sexes and in females of all age groups; the multiple drug resistance of organisms. Differences included the higher isolation rate of organisms in Teknaf (42.1% as against 11-12% in Dhaka and Matlab) and the preponderance of Shigella dysenteriae 1 infection in females in Teknaf. The unusually high isolation rate of shigella makes Teknaf the area with the highest incidence of shigellosis in Bangladeshen
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dc.subjectAge Factorsen
dc.subjectChild, Preschoolen
dc.subjectDysentery, Bacillaryen
dc.subjectSex Factorsen
dc.subjectShigella dysenteriaeen
dc.subjectShigella flexnerien
dc.titleEpidemiology of shigellosis in Teknaf, a coastal area of Bangladesh: a 10-year surveyen
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