Hyperendemic shigellosis in the United States: a review of surveillance data for 1967-1988.

@article{Lee1991HyperendemicSI,
  title={Hyperendemic shigellosis in the United States: a review of surveillance data for 1967-1988.},
  author={Lisa A. Lee and Craig N. Shapiro and N T Hargrett-Bean and Robert V. Tauxe},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={164 5},
  pages={
          894-900
        }
}
In 1988, 22,796 Shigella isolates were reported to the Centers for Disease Control, the highest number since national surveillance was begun in 1967. From 1986 to 1988, isolation rates increased from 5.4 to 10.1 per 100,000 persons. Increased isolation of Shigella sonnei, primarily among children and young women, occurred throughout the United States in a manner similar to the nationwide increase that occurred during the early 1970s. The highest rates during 1987-1988 were reported from… CONTINUE READING
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