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Volume 8, Number 3—March 2002


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;

Main Article

Table 1

Isolation rates of Campylobacter from diarrhea specimens from <5-year-olds in selected developing countries

WHO region and country Isolation rate (%) Reference
    Algeria 17.7 14
    Cameroon 7.7 15
    Ethiopia 13.8 16
    Nigeria 16.5 17
    Tanzania 18.0 18
    Zimbabwe 9.3 19
    Brazil 9.9 20
    Guatemala 12.1 21
Eastern Mediterranean
    Egypt 9.0 12
    Jordan 5.5 22
Southeast Asia
    Bangladesh 17.4 23
    Thailand 13.0 24
Western Pacific
    Laos 12.1 25

WHO = World Health Organization.

Main Article

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.