Bacteremic typhoid fever in children in an urban slum, Bangladesh.

ICDDR,B Centre for Health and Population Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.
Emerging infectious diseases (Impact Factor: 7.33). 03/2005; 11(2):326-9. DOI: 10.3201/eid1102.040422
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ABSTRACT We confirmed a bacteremic typhoid fever incidence of 3.9 episodes/1,000 person-years during fever surveillance in a Dhaka urban slum. The relative risk for preschool children compared with older persons was 8.9. Our regression model showed that these children were clinically ill, which suggests a role for preschool immunization.

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