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Implications of the worldwide distribution of shigellosis

Auteur :
DAGODAG, W.T.

Description :
Biomedical literature was reviewed for the period 1965-1995 to determine the spatial distribution of shigellosis or bacillary dysentery. The more virulent specis of Shigella (S. dysenteriae and S. flexneri) predominated in less economically advanced countries and the less virulent species (S. boydii and S. sonnei) predominated in advanced countries. A complex interplay of factors correlated with the spatial distribution of the species ; the most important were hygienic practices, water-borne transmission and antibiotic resistance. - (SLD)


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Yearbook - Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, issn : 0066-9628, 1997, vol. 59, p. 120-141, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 61 ref.

Date :
1997

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Corvallis, OR, Oregon State University Press

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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