Mercy Essel-Ahun

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of chronic typhoidal salmonellae amongst food vendors in Kumasi Ghana. DESIGN A prospective study. SETTING Sitting and itinerant food vendors in Kumasi. METHODS Screening of 258 (230 females of 28 males) healthy food vendors for Salmonella typhi, and S. paratyphi A, B, and C, using stool culture, the widal test,(More)
By review of available literature, routine surveillance data, coverage surveys, and hospital records, measles control in Ghana was assessed since vaccinations began in 1978. Nationally, measles vaccination coverage increased from 24% in 1980 to 84% in 2000. This achievement is attributed to health sector reforms that included a higher district share of the(More)
Three hundred and seven healthy food handlers and 34 blood-culture positive enteric fever patients were screened for Salmonellae agglutinins using the Widal test. Of the 307 healthy food handlers, only 3 (1.0%) had an anti-O titre of > or = 1/160 and 8 (2.6%) an anti-H titre of > or = 1/320 for Salmonella typhi, but the majority, 214 (69.7%) and 149 (48.5%)(More)
OBJECTIVE As part of a national accelerated campaign to eliminate measles, we conducted a study, to define the epidemiology of measles in the Central Region. DESIGN A descriptive survey was carried out on retrospective cases of measles. SETTING Patients were drawn from the three district hospitals (Assin, Asikuma and Winneba Hospitals) with the highest(More)
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