Harry M Kaba

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OBJECTIVES Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are sporadically reported from infections in sub-Saharan Africa. Travellers returning from the tropics have a high risk of ESBL-E colonization, which suggests a high prevalence of ESBL-E in Africa. Our objective was to assess the burden of rectal ESBL-E colonization and(More)
BACKGROUND Physicians depend on reliable information on the local epidemiology of infection and antibiotic resistance rates to guide empiric treatment in critically ill patients. As these data are scarce for Central Africa, we performed a retrospective analysis of microbiological findings from a secondary care hospital in Gabon. METHODS Microbiological(More)
Despite overall global progress in tuberculosis (TB) control, TB remains one of the deadliest communicable diseases. This study prospectively assessed TB epidemiology in Lambaréné, Gabon, a Central African country ranking 10th in terms of TB incidence rate in the 2014 World Health Organization TB report. In Lambaréné, between 2012 and 2014, 201 adult and(More)
BACKGROUND Shigella spp. dysentery is widespread in developing countries; the incidence is particularly high in children between 1-2 years of age. In sub-Saharan Africa, there is a paucity of epidemiological data on Shigella spp., with possible negative consequences for recognition and correct treatment choice for this life-threatening bacterial infection.(More)
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