High prevalence of shigella or enteroinvasive Escherichia coli carriage among residents of an internally displaced persons camp in South Sudan

Jesse Bliss, Malika Bouhenia, Peter Hale, Brianne A. Couturier, Anita S. Iyer, John Rumunu, Stephen Martin, Joseph F. Wamala, Abdinasir Abubakar, David Allen Sack, Francisco J. Luquero, Marc Roger Couturier, Andrew Azman, Daniel T. Leung

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Abstract

Displaced persons living in camps are at an increased risk of diarrheal diseases. Subclinical carriage of pathogens may contribute to the spread of disease, especially for microbes that require a low infectious dose. Multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to detect a panel of 20 bacterial, viral, and protozoal targets, and we report a high prevalence of enteropathogen carriage, including Shigella spp. or enteroinvasive Escherichia coli in 14%, among a sample of 88 asymptomatic individuals in an internally displaced persons camp in South Sudan. Further studies are needed to determine the contribution of such carriage to the spread of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-597
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume98
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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Bliss, J., Bouhenia, M., Hale, P., Couturier, B. A., Iyer, A. S., Rumunu, J., Martin, S., Wamala, J. F., Abubakar, A., Sack, D. A., Luquero, F. J., Couturier, M. R., Azman, A., & Leung, D. T. (2018). High prevalence of shigella or enteroinvasive Escherichia coli carriage among residents of an internally displaced persons camp in South Sudan. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 98(2), 595-597. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0339