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Typhoid outbreak investigation in Dzivaresekwa Suburb of Harare City, Zimbabwe, 2011

Introduction: Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by a gram negative bacterium, Salmonella Typhi. Harare City reported 1078 cases of suspected typhoid fever cases from October 2011 to January 2010. We initiated an investigation to identify possible source of transmission so as to institute control measures.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Monica Muti, N. Gombe, S. Mungofa, M. Tshimanga

 

Presenter (s): 
Monica Muti
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Conference: 
EIS International Night 2012

Epidemiological and Microbiological investigation of cholera outbreak in a marsh slum area of Lagos, South Western Nigeria, 2011.

Background: Cholera epidemics are common in Nigeria and cause high morbidity and mortality. In March, 2011, we investigated an outbreak of suspected cholera in Ajegunle – a marsh slum in Lagos State, Nigeria, to confirm the outbreak and institute control measures.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
A. Aman-Oloniyo, O. Fawole, P.Nguku, S. Idris, O. Biya , J. Idris, F. Olugbile, F. Taiwo, O. Bakare, A. Odor, G. Balogun, A. Oduneye, D. Modupe, A. Mbata

 

Presenter (s): 
Olawunmi Adeoye
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EIS International Night 2012

An Outbreak of Typhoid Fever Caused by Polluted Water in a Rural Village-Jiangxi Province, China, 2010

Background: On September 28, 2010, 26 suspected typhoid fever (TF) cases were reported in a village. We investigated this outbreak to identify the mode of transmission, and recommend prevention and control measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Xiaofeng Liu, Ping Yu, Meng Yang, Lijie Zhang, Wensheng Liu, Bao-Ping Zhu, Huilai Ma, Fuhui Chen, Yunxiang Lin, Weijie Fu, Fuqiang Yang, Huijian Cheng

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Liu

Contaminated school water led to diarrhoeal outbreak among Primary School children in Parsha village, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2009.

Background: Diarrhoeal outbreaks are uncommon in Himachal Pradesh. Nevertheless media reported a few cases of diarrhoeaamong school children in village Parsha, district Kullu on, 28th May, 2009. We suspected an outbreak and investigated to identify the etiological agent, exposure and propose control measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Joginder Thakur, Vidya Ramachandran, Sushil Chander Field Epidemiology Training Programme, National Institute of Epidemiology (Indian Council of Medical Research), R-127, 3rd Avenue, Tamil Nadu Housing Board, Ayapakkam, Chennai - 600077, India. Telepho

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Joginder Thakur
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