Antimicrobial-resistant bacterial diarrhea in rural western Kenya.

  title={Antimicrobial-resistant bacterial diarrhea in rural western Kenya.},
  author={Roger L. Shapiro and Lalit Kumar and Penny Phillips-Howard and J. Gipson Wells and Penny M. Adcock and J. Brooks and Marta L. Ackers and John Benjamin Ochieng and Eric Daniel Mintz and Susan P Wahlquist and Peter G. Waiyaki and Laurence Slutsker},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={183 11},
Bacterial diarrheal diseases cause substantial morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, but data on the epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of enteric bacterial pathogens are limited. Between May 1997 and April 1998, a clinic-based surveillance for diarrheal disease was conducted in Asembo, a rural area in western Kenya. In total, 729 diarrheal specimens were collected, and 244 (33%) yielded >or=1 bacterial pathogen, as determined by standard culture techniques; 107 (44… CONTINUE READING