Bacteremic typhoid fever in children in an urban slum, Bangladesh

W. Abdullah Brooks, Anowar Hossain, Doli Goswami, Amina Tahia Sharmeen, Kamrun Nahar, Khorshed Alam, Noor Ahmed, Aliya Naheed, G. Balakrish Nair, Stephen Luby, Robert F. Breiman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-329
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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