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Title: Shigella dysentery and shigella infections
Authors: Lichnevski, M.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, dysentery is recognized as one of the major causes of persistent diarrhoea and malnutrition. The latest estimates amount to about a million total shigella cases annually with approximately 40 000 deaths [an average of 4% case fatality rate]. This paper discusses the role of food and water in this major health problem as well as antimicrobial treatment of shigella dysentery; preparedness; and control of epidemics due to shigella
Description: 102-106
Keywords: Shigella Dysenteriae
Food
Water
Dysentery, Bacillary
Subject: Dysentery, Bacillary
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118962
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0201/emhj_1996_2_1_102_106.pdf
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