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Volume 7, Number 1—February 2001

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Shigella spp. Surveillance in Indonesia: the Emergence or Reemergence of S. dysenteriae

Decy Subekti*, Buhari A. Oyofo*Comments to Author , Periska Tjaniadi*, Andrew L. Corwin*, Wita Larasati*, Maidy Putri*, Cyrus H. Simanjuntak†, Narain H. Punjabi*, Jufri Taslim‡, Budhi Setiawan§, Anak Agung G.S. Djelantik¶, Atiek Sumardiati††, Eka Putra‡‡, James R. Campbell*, Murad Lesmana*, and Sriwati
Author affiliations: *U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No.2, Jakarta, Indonesia; †National Institute of Health Research and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia; ‡Municipal Health Service, North Jakarta, Indonesia; §Friendship Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia; ¶Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia; **Wangaya Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia; ††Regional office of Health Ministry, Pontianak, Indonesia; ‡‡Otorita Hospital, Batam, Indonesia

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Distribution of Shigella spp. from patients with diarrhea in Indonesia, June 1998 through November 1999.

Proportional distribution of Shigella spp.(%)
Sites No. specimens tested (%) Pos. for Shigella S. flexneri S. sonnei S. dysenteriae
Jakarta 2,495 122 (5) 97 (80) 17 (14) 8 (6)
Makassar 146 4 (3) 3 (75) 1 (25) 0 (0)
Denpasar (2) 607 35 (6) 29 (83) 2 (6) 4 (11)
Pontianak 330 16 (5) 13 (81) 2 (13) 1 (6)
Batam 99 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (100)
Padang 51 2 (4) 2 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Medan 120 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 3,848 180 (5) 144 (80) 22 (12) 14 (8)

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