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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 4

Estimated annual number of deaths and case-fatality rates for hospitalized persons with Shigella infection, Asia, 1990–2009*

Characteristic Age group
0–11 mo 1–4 y
No. persons with diarrhea, × 1,000† 3,771 1,300
No. persons with Shigella infection, × 1,000 (% total persons with diarrhea)† 219 (5.8) 122 (9.4)
No. Shigella spp.–related deaths (95% CI) 1,949 (1,292–2256) 24 (24–305)
Case fatality rate, %‡ 0.89 0.01
Corrected no. Shigella spp.–related deaths, × 1,000 (95% CI)§ (23,24)
13,643 (9,044–15,792)
168 (168–2,135)
Total no. Shigella spp.–related deaths (95% CI) 13,811 (9,212–17,927)

*CI, confidence interval.
Table 1.
Table 3.
§Corrected for out-of-hospital deaths.

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