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Volume 8, Number 3—March 2002

Synopsis

Human Campylobacteriosis in Developing Countries1

Akitoye O. Coker*Comments to Author , Raphael D. Isokpehi*, Bolaji N. Thomas*, Kehinde O. Amisu*, and C. Larry Obi†
Author affiliations: *University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria; †University of Venda for Science and Technology, Thohoyandon, South Africa;

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Table 3

Distribution of Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli biotypes and serotypes in three African countries

Countries (ref.) Biotypes Serotypes
C. jejuni C. coli
I II III IV I II
Nigeria (33) 52.5 28.7 - - 9.9 8.9 1, 8, 11, 20, 28, 45
Central African Republic (34) 31.9 11.0 2.4 - 44.0 11.5 -
South Africa (35) 95.4 1.5 - - 3.1 4, 2, 12, 19, 23, 36

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1 Portions of this review were presented at the World Health Organization Consultation on the Increasing Incidence of Campylobacteriosis in Humans, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 1-25, 2000. In addition, relevant emerging information from the 11th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms, held in Freiburg, Germany, September 1-5, 2001, are included.

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