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Volume 21, Number 3—March 2015

Vertical Transmission of Bacterial Eye Infections, Angola, 2011–2012

Mar JustelComments to Author , Isabel Alexandre, Prudencio Martínez, Iván Sanz, Ana Rodriguez-Fernandez, Itziar Fernandez, Jose Carlos Pastor, Raúl Ortiz de Lejarazu, and Raúl Ortiz de Lejarazu.
Author affiliations: Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain (M. Justel, A. Rodriguez-Fernandez, J.C. Pastor, R. Ortiz de Lejarazu); Agostinho Neto University Medical School, Luanda, Angola (I. Alexandre); Instituto Oftalmologico Nacional, Luanda (I. Alexandre); Redigal, Oviedo, Spain (P. Martinez); Centro Nacional de Gripe, Valladolid (I. Sanz, R. Ortiz de Lejarazu); Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain (I. Fernandez); Instituto Oftalmobiologia Aplicada, Valladolid (I. Fernandez, J.C. Pastor); Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid (J.C. Pastor, R. Ortiz de Lejarazu)

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Table 2

Prevalence of microorganisms among mothers and newborns from Augusto N´Gangula Hospital and Health Center of Samba in Luanda, Angola, 2011–2012

Microorganism, sample type No. positive/no. collected Prevalence, % (95% CI)
Chlamydia trachomatis
Endocervical 8/312 2.6 (1.3–4.9)
Conjunctival 4/255 1.6 (0.6–3.9)
Total 12/567 2.1 (1.2–3.6)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Endocervical 2/312 0.6 (0.2–2.3)
Conjunctival 1/255 0.4 (<0.1–2.2)
Total 3/567 0.5 (0.2–1.5)
Mycoplasma genitalium
Endocervical 19/312 6.1 (3.9–9.3)
Conjunctival 2/255 0.8 (0.2–2.8)
Total 21/567 3.7 (2.4–5.6)
All 3 microorganisms
Endocervical 28/312* 9.0 (6.3–12.6)
Conjunctival 7/255 2.7 (1.3–5.5)
Total 35/567* 6.2 (4.5–8.5)

*One mother was co-infected with C. trachomatis and M. genitalium.

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