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An epidemic of bloody diarrhea: Escherichia coli O157 emerging in Cameroon?
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PMID:  10221885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between November 1997 and April 20, 1998, bloody diarrhea sickened 298 persons in Cameroon. Laboratory investigation of the epidemic (case-fatality rate, 16.4%) documented amoebiasis in one of three patients and three types of pathogens: multidrug-resistant Shigella dysenteriae type 1, S. boydii, and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. We report the first isolation of E. coli O157:H7 in Cameroon and the second series of cases in the Central African region.
P Cunin; E Tedjouka; Y Germani; C Ncharre; R Bercion; J Morvan; P M Martin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emerging infectious diseases     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1080-6040     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerging Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:    1999 Mar-Apr
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Created Date:  1999-05-13     Completed Date:  1999-05-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9508155     Medline TA:  Emerg Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
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MeSH Terms
Cameroon / epidemiology
Child, Preschool
Diarrhea / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  mortality
Disease Outbreaks
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Escherichia coli Infections / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  mortality
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Emerg Infect Dis
Journal ID (pmc): eid
ISSN: 1080-6040
ISSN: 1080-6059
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control
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Print publication date: Season: Mar?Apr Year: 1999
Volume: 5 Issue: 2
First Page: 285 Last Page: 290
ID: 2640683
PubMed Id: 10221885

An epidemic of bloody diarrhea: Escherichia coli O157 emerging in Cameroon?
P. Cunin
E. Tedjouka
Y. Germani
C. Ncharre
R. Bercion
J. Morvan
P. M. Martin
Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Yaound?, Cameroon.

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