Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Shigella infection?

Updated: Apr 03, 2018
  • Author: Jaya Sureshbabu, MBBS, MRCPCH(UK), MRCPI(Paeds), MRCPS(Glasg), DCH(Glasg); Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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According to recent CDC reports, Shigella infection accounted for 28% of all the enteric bacterial infections. [13] Children younger than 5 years had 7% of total reported cases, a rate indicating a disproportionate disease burden in this population.


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