Prevalence of gastrointestinal pathogens in Sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis

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PAGEPress
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Journal Article
Citation:
Journal of Public Health in Africa, 2011, 2 (e30), pp. 127 - 137
Issue Date:
2011-01
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A significant proportion of vulnerable people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remain at risk for contracting diarrhoeal diseases due to the presence of many risk factors facilitating their transmission. A systematic review of published articles from the SSA region was done to determine the prevalence and types of diarrhoeal pathogens in circulation, based on a search of databases, including EBSCO host, PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct, Google scholar and Web of Science was done between September 2009 and December 2010.
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