Surveillance for bacterial diarrhea and antimicrobial resistance in rural western Kenya, 1997-2003.

  title={Surveillance for bacterial diarrhea and antimicrobial resistance in rural western Kenya, 1997-2003.},
  author={John T. Brooks and John Benjamin Ochieng and Lata Kumar and George O. Okoth and Roger L. Shapiro and J. Gipson Wells and Michele M Bird and Cheryl C. Bopp and Wairimu Chege and Mark E. Beatty and Tom M. Chiller and John Vulule and Eric Mintz and Lawrence Slutsker},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={43 4},
BACKGROUND Diarrhea is a major cause of preventable illness in sub-Saharan Africa. Although most cases of bacterial gastroenteritis do not require antimicrobial treatment, antimicrobial use is widespread. We examined the bacterial causes of diarrhea and monitored antimicrobial susceptibilities of isolates through clinic-based surveillance in a rural Kenyan community. METHODS From May 1997 through April 2003, diarrheal stool samples from persons presenting to 4 sentinel health centers were… CONTINUE READING


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