Causative Species and Serotypes of Shigellosis in Mainland China: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Chang2012CausativeSA,
  title={Causative Species and Serotypes of Shigellosis in Mainland China: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Zhili Chang and Shuting Lu and Lihong Chen and Qi Jin and Jian Yang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Shigella, the causative agent of shigellosis, is a major global public health concern, particularly in developing countries with poor sanitation. A comprehensive and current understanding of the prevalent species and serotypes of shigellosis is essential for both disease prevention and vaccine development. However, no current data are available on the causative species/serotypes of shigellosis in mainland China during the past decade. METHODS AND FINDINGS Relevant studies… CONTINUE READING

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