Shigellosis in Zaria, northern Nigeria.

  title={Shigellosis in Zaria, northern Nigeria.},
  author={R V Lawande and Romesh M Joshi},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={81 6},
368 strains of Shigella were recovered from stool specimens in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, during the period January 1980 to December 1984. S. flexneri was found to be the most common (60%) followed by S. boydii (20.7%), S. dysenteriae (14.1%) and S. sonnei (5.2%). Males were more frequently infected (61.4%) than females (38.6%). Maximum cases were seen in the 21-to 40-year age group (48.9%). Almost two-thirds of the cases of… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
1 Citations
17 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 references

Biological properties of Shigella flexneti, 2a toxin and its serological relationship

  • S. B. Formal
  • 1977

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…