Published in Vaccine Weekly, November 24th, 2004
"During the period from February 1995 to February 1998, the epidemiology of Shigella diarrhea was studied among children less than three years of age residing in Egypt's Nile Delta. Children were visited twice a week and a stool sample was collected from any of them with diarrhea. The incidence of Shigella-associated diarrhea was 0.2 episodes/child-year, with S. flexneri being the most common serogroup isolated (55% of Shigella episodes)," scientists writing in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene report.
"Younger age and the...
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