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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

Letter

Typhoid Fever among Children, Ghana

Florian Marks, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Frank Hünger, Nimako Sarpong, Samuel Ekuban, Alex Agyekum, Bernard Nkrumah, Norbert G. Schwarz, Michael O. Favorov, Christian G. MeyerComments to Author , and Jürgen May
Author affiliations: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea (F. Marks, M.O. Favorov); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (Y. Adu-Sarkodie); Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kumasi (F. Hünger, N. Sarpong, S. Ekuban, A. Agyekum, B. Nkrumah); Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (N.G. Schwarz, C.G. Meyer, J. May)

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Age-stratified proportion of blood cultures positive for any bacteria without the exception of contaminants (black columns) and of blood cultures positive for Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (white columns); denominator is the total number of blood cultures performed. Age groups and numbers of hospitalized children who had blood cultured were as follows: <2 years (771 children), 2 to <5 years (415), 5 to <8 years (152), 8 to <11 years (78), and 11 to <15 years (40).

Appendix Figure. Age-stratified proportion of blood cultures positive for any bacteria without the exception of contaminants (black columns) and of blood cultures positive for Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (white columns); denominator is the total number of blood cultures performed. Age groups and numbers of hospitalized children who had blood cultured were as follows: <2 years (771 children), 2 to <5 years (415), 5 to <8 years (152), 8 to <11 years (78), and 11 to <15 years (40).

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