Typhoid fever in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges of diagnosis and management of infections.

@article{Kariuki2008TyphoidFI,
  title={Typhoid fever in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges of diagnosis and management of infections.},
  author={Samuel M. Kariuki},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={443-7}
}
Typhoid fever, caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), is a disease transmitted by the faecal-oral route. It continues to be a public health problem in many developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. School-age children, especially those from resource-poor settings with inadequate water and sanitation systems, are disproportionately affected. It is estimated that a total of 400,000 cases occur annually in Africa, an incidence of 50 per 100,000 persons per year. Lack of… CONTINUE READING
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