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Volume 11, Number 11—November 2005

Salmonella Paratyphi A Rates, Asia

R. Leon Ochiai*Comments to Author , XuanYi Wang*, Lorenz von Seidlein*, Jin Yang†, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta‡, Sujit K. Bhattacharya§, Magdarina Agtini¶, Jacqueline L. Deen*, John Wain#, Deok Ryun Kim*, Mohammad Ali*, Camilo J. Acosta*, Luis Jodar*, and John D. Clemens*
Author affiliations: *International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea; †Guangxi Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanning, People's Republic of China; ‡Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; §National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India; ¶National Institute of Health, Research and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia; #Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Population and enteric fever episodes in 4 Asian countries

Country Pakistan India Indonesia China
Site Karachi Calcutta North Jakarta Hechi City
Surveillance period Aug 2002–Jul 2003 Sep 2003–Aug 2004 Aug 2002–Jul 2003 Aug 2001–Jul 2002
Age group surveyed (y) 2–16 All ages All ages 5–60.9
Population under surveillance (no.) 15,219 57,075 160,257 98,376
Total enteric fever cases 71 102 154 42
No. Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi cases (%) 60 (85) 78 (76) 132 (86) 15 (36)
No. S. Paratyphi A cases (%) 11 (15) 24 (24) 22 (14) 27 (64)

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