Global burden of Shigella infections: implications for vaccine development and implementation of control strategies.

@article{Kotloff1999GlobalBO,
  title={Global burden of Shigella infections: implications for vaccine development and implementation of control strategies.},
  author={Karen L. Kotloff and Jonathan P. Winickoff and Bernard Ivanoff and John David Clemens and David L. Swerdlow and Philippe J Sansonetti and Goutam K. Adak and Myron M. Levine},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1999},
  volume={77 8},
  pages={651-66}
}
Few studies provide data on the global morbidity and mortality caused by infection with Shigella spp.; such estimates are needed, however, to plan strategies of prevention and treatment. Here we report the results of a review of the literature published between 1966 and 1997 on Shigella infection. The data obtained permit calculation of the number of cases of Shigella infection and the associated mortality occurring worldwide each year, by age, and (as a proxy for disease severity) by clinical… CONTINUE READING
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