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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

Research

Decreasing Shigellosis-related Deaths without Shigella spp.–specific Interventions, Asia

Pradip Bardhan, A.S.G. Faruque, Aliya Naheed, and David A. SackComments to Author 
Author affiliations: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (P. Bardhan, A.S.G. Faruque, A. Naheed); Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (D.A. Sack)

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Table 3

Case-fatality rates for hospitalized patients with Shigella infections, Asia, 1990–2009

Country Area Year Case-fatality rate by age group
0–11 mo 1–4 y >5 y
Bangladesh* Urban/rural 1990–1999 2.73 1.42 0.33
Bangladesh† Urban 2000–2008 1.26 0 0
Bangladesh‡ Rural 2000–2008 0.51 0.02 0
People’s Republic of China (22) Rural 2002 0 0 0
Thailand (22) Rural 2000–2003 0 0 0
Indonesia (22) Rural 2001–2003 0 0 0
Vietnam (22) Urban/rural 2001–2003 0 0 0
Pakistan (22) Rural 2002–2003 0 0 0
Bangladesh (22)
Periurban
2002–2004
0
0
0
Median 0.89 0.02 0
Weighted mean, % (95% confidence interval) 0.80 (0.59–1.03) 0.1 (0.02–0.25)

*International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB,B) hospital surveillance, 1990–1999.
†ICDDR,B hospital surveillance (urban), 2000–2008.
‡ICDDR,B hospital surveillance (rural), 2000–2008.

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