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Estimating Diarrheal Illness and Deaths Attributable to Shigellae and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Among Older Children, Adolescents, and Adults in South Asia and Africa

This article, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, aims to quantify the overall burden of shigellosis and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) diarrhea among older children, adolescents, and adults in Africa and South Asia, the two regions with the highest levels of diarrhea-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. The authors used two distinct methodological approaches to estimate the burden of diarrhea. The results from both methods underscored the importance of Shigellae and ETEC as major causes of morbidity and mortality among these age groups in both regions.

Author: Lamberti LM, Bourgeois AL, Fischer Walker CL, Black RE, Sack D

Published: 2014

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Citation: Lamberti LM, Bourgeois AL, Fischer Walker CL, Black RE, Sack D. Estimating Diarrheal Illness and Deaths Attributable to Shigellae and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Among Older Children, Adolescents, and Adults in South Asia and Africa. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2014;8(2):e2705.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Shigellosis and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa, Asia