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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Lassa Seropositivity in Inhabitants of the Forest Region of Guinea: A Cross-Sectional Study
Background Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in West Africa. The reservoir host of the virus is a multimammate rat, Mastomys natalensis. Prevalence estimates of Lassa virus antibodiesExpand
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Effect of daily iron supplementation on iron status, cell-mediated immunity, and incidence of infections in 6–36 month old Togolese children
Objective: To assess the impact of a daily oral iron supplementation on hematological status, cell-mediated immunity and susceptibility to infections in children living in an environment where ironExpand
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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
these, 304 (73%) met the probable case definition, and 115 (27%) were considered possible monkeypox cases. Most (85%) cases occurred in persons aged ,16 years. Nineteen persons had active disease.Expand
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Human monkeypox -- Kasai Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 1996-October 1997.
Human monkeypox is a severe smallpox-like illness caused by monkeypox virus (MPV); monkeypox occurs in sporadic outbreaks, and infection is enzootic among squirrels and monkeys in the rainforests ofExpand
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Iron deficiency, cell-mediated immunity and infection among 6–36 month old children living in rural Togo
Abstract Relationships between iron deficiency, cell-mediated immunity (CMI) and morbidity were studied in 220 children in rural south Togo. Iron deficiency was defined by abnormal values of at leastExpand
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Effectiveness of incidence thresholds for detection and control of meningococcal meningitis epidemics in northern Togo.
BACKGROUND Early outbreak detection is necessary for control of meningococcal meningitis epidemics. A weekly incidence of 15 cases per 100 000 inhabitants averaged over 2 consecutive weeks isExpand
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Effets de la supplémentation en fer sur l'infection palustre
Une etude a ete realisee dans un village du sud Togo chez 241 enfants de 6 a 36 mois repartis en deux groupes par tirage aleatoire. Le premier groupe (G 1 ) a recu 2,5 mg.kg −1 de betaine ferreuxExpand
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[An epidemic of meningococcal meningitis in the region of Savanes in Togo in 1997: research and control strategies].
Neisseria meningitidis is responsible for high levels of morbidity and mortality in the developing countries of the African meningitis belt. There are frequent meningococcal meningitis epidemics inExpand
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Evaluation de l'impact d'un traitement martial : Interférence du paludisme
Au Togo, region d'holoendemie palustre, 151 enfants, âges de 6 mois a 3 ans, ont recu pendant 3 mois une supplementation en fer versus placebo. Au terme de la supplementation, aucune ameliorationExpand
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