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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998
Letter

Paratyphoid Fever

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To the Editor: The letter on paratyphoid fever by Kapil et al. (1) stated that an outbreak of enteric fever due to Salmonella paratyphi A has never been reported. A large (227 cases) outbreak of enteric fever secondary to S. paratyphi A occurred in the Arabian Gulf nation of Bahrain in 1987. The clinical and epidemiologic details of the outbreak were reported in a local medical society journal (2). Like the outbreak described by Kapil et al., the Bahraini outbreak was associated with sewage leaking into the water supply.

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Mark R. Wallace
Author affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California, USA

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  1. Kapil  A, Sood  S, Reddaiah  VP, Das  B, Seth  P. Paratyphoid fever due to Salmonella enterica serotype paratyphi A. [Lett]. Emerg Infect Dis. 1997;3:407. DOIPubMed
  2. Al-Madani  R. Paratyphoid Outbreak in children. J Bahrain Med Soc. 1989;1:603.

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DOI: 10.3201/eid0404.980433

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