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High Rates of Enteric Fever Diagnosis and Lower Burden of Culture-Confirmed Disease in Peri-Urban and Rural Nepal

Existing data on enteric fever in South Asia is mostly derived from urban areas. This article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, characterizes enteric disease diagnosis, treatment practices, and the true burden of enteric fever among patients presenting with acute febrile illnesses in peri-urban and rural parts of Nepal. Results showed high national rates of enteric fever diagnosis, but in rural settings, few patients had culture-confirmed typhoid infection. Based on their findings, the authors conclude that expanded surveillance may be required to inform and improve local enteric fever treatment and prevention strategies. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Andrews JR, Vaidya K, Bern C, et al.

Published: 2017

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Citation: Andrews JR, Vaidya K, Bern C, et al. High Rates of Enteric Fever Diagnosis and Lower Burden of Culture-Confirmed Disease in Peri-Urban and Rural Nepal. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017;Early Online Publication.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Typhoid

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

Regions: Asia