U. Panzner, G.D. Pak, J. Im, J. Deerin, A. Soura, A. Aseffa, P. Aaby, R. Rakotozandrindrainy, A. Gassama, N. Gasmelseed, J. Crump, L.M. Cruz Espinoza, V. von Kalckreuth, T. Wierzba, F. Marks
Background: The Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP) aims at implementing passive surveillance of febrile bacterial bloodstream infections at sites in 10 sub-Saharan African countries to estimate the burden of typhoid fever, a vaccine-preventable disease of still uncertain morbidity and mortality. Findings of cross-sectional healthcare utilization surveys (HCUS) conducted in catchment areas of seven sites (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Senegal, Sudan and Tanzania) are presented.
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