Yersinia enterocolitica as an aetiological agent of childhood diarrhoea in Enugu, Nigeria.

@article{Onyemelukwe1993YersiniaEA,
  title={Yersinia enterocolitica as an aetiological agent of childhood diarrhoea in Enugu, Nigeria.},
  author={N F Onyemelukwe},
  journal={The Central African journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={192-5}
}
Stool samples from a total of 638 children aged 0-12 years old presenting with diarrhoea in the Enugu area of Eastern Nigeria were examined during the period January 1988 to January 1991. Of these, nine (1.4pc) had samples that were positive for yersiniosis. Of the nine cases, seven occurred between April and November (rainy season) while the remaining two occurred between December and March (dry season). The age group 0-1 year yielded the majority of the positive cases of Yersinia… CONTINUE READING