High mortality in a cholera outbreak in western Kenya after post-election violence in 2008.

@article{Shikanga2009HighMI,
  title={High mortality in a cholera outbreak in western Kenya after post-election violence in 2008.},
  author={O-Tipo Shikanga and David Mutonga and Mohammed Abade and Samuel Anyangu Amwayi and Maurice O Ope and Hillary Limo and Eric Daniel Mintz and Robert Quick and Robert F. Breiman and Daniel R Feikin},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={
          1085-90
        }
}
In 2008, a cholera outbreak with unusually high mortality occurred in western Kenya during civil unrest after disputed presidential elections. Through active case finding, we found a 200% increase in fatal cases and a 37% increase in surviving cases over passively reported cases; the case-fatality ratio increased from 5.5% to 11.4%. In conditional logistic regression of a matched case-control study of fatal versus non-fatal cholera infection, home antibiotic treatment (odds ratio [OR] 0.049; 95… CONTINUE READING

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