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A large and persistent outbreak of typhoid fever caused by consuming contaminated water and street-vended beverages: Kampala, Uganda, January - June 2015.

Authors
  • Kabwama, Steven Ndugwa1
  • Bulage, Lilian2
  • Nsubuga, Fred2
  • Pande, Gerald2
  • Oguttu, David Were2
  • Mafigiri, Richardson2
  • Kihembo, Christine2
  • Kwesiga, Benon2
  • Masiira, Ben2
  • Okullo, Allen Eva2
  • Kajumbula, Henry3
  • Matovu, Joseph4
  • Makumbi, Issa5
  • Wetaka, Milton5
  • Kasozi, Sam5
  • Kyazze, Simon5
  • Dahlke, Melissa5
  • Hughes, Peter6
  • Sendagala, Juliet Nsimire6
  • Musenero, Monica7
  • And 7 more
  • 1 Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program, Field Epidemiology Track, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda. [email protected] , (Uganda)
  • 2 Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program, Field Epidemiology Track, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 3 Makerere University College of Health Science Microbiology Laboratory, Kampala, Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 4 Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 5 Public Health Emergency Operations Center, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 6 Medical Research Council, Kampala, Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 7 Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda. , (Uganda)
  • 8 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. , (Georgia)
  • 9 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kampala, Uganda. , (Uganda)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Public Health
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 05, 2017
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
23–23
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-4002-0
PMID: 28056940
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Contaminated water and street-vended beverages were likely vehicles of this outbreak. At our recommendation authorities closed unsafe water sources and supplied safe water to affected areas.

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