Typhoid fever surveillance in Africa program: Healthcare patterns in febrile study populations

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Typhoid fever surveillance in Africa program: Healthcare patterns in febrile study populations

by Sarah Lindsay April 16, 2014

Authors

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

Abstract

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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