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Volume 10, Number 7—July 2004

Research

Rapid Assessment Tool for Haemophilus influenzae type b Disease in Developing Countries1

Daniel R. Feikin*Comments to Author , Christopher B. Nelson†, James P. Watt*‡, Ezzeddine Mohsni§, Jay D. Wenger†, and Orin S. Levine*‡
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; ‡Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; §World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt

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Table 2

Results of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) rapid assessment tool in 11 developing countries

Country Under-5 mortality rate Cases/deathsa Cases/deathsb
Ghana
110
5,465/984
27,326/4,099
Uganda
147
2,838/709
14,189/2,838
Egypt
65
6,731/2558
33,657/2,019
Iran
31.5
1,975/40
9,876/593
Jordan
33
313/16
1,563/78
Morocco
Not done


Oman
21.5
48/15
242/14
Yemen
105
3,085/956
15,427/956
Kyrgyzstan
19.6 i
125/15
625/63
Uzbekistan
21g
565/68
2,826/283
Bhutan 63g 54/18 270/27

aNational Hib meningitis.
bNational Hib pneumonia.

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1Some of the content of this manuscript has previously been presented in a document on the Web site of the World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/vaccines-documents/DocsPDF01/www625.pdf).

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