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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Lassa Seropositivity in Inhabitants of the Forest Region of Guinea: A Cross-Sectional Study
- S. Kernéis, L. Koivogui, +6 authors E. Fichet-Calvet
- PLoS neglected tropical diseases
- 1 November 2009
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 antibodies… Expand
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 iron… Expand
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
Human monkeypox -- Kasai Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 1996-October 1997.
- A. Aplogan, V. Mangindula, +7 authors K. F. Tahioko
- MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
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 of… Expand
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 least… Expand
Effectiveness of incidence thresholds for detection and control of meningococcal meningitis epidemics in northern Togo.
- A. Kaninda, F. Bélanger, +4 authors C. Paquet
- International journal of epidemiology
- 1 October 2000
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 is… Expand
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 ferreux… Expand
Determination of erythrocyte protoporphyrin with a hematofluorometer: interference due to malarial parasitaemia.
[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 in… Expand
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 amelioration… Expand