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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;

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Table 2

Age of patients with Campylobacter infection in selected developing countries

Countries (ref.) Age of infection (months)
Nigeria (17) 24
Tanzania (18) 18
China (27) 12-24
Thailand (28) <12 (18.8%)
12-23 (12.3%)
24-59 (10.3%)
Bangladesh (29) ≤12 (38.8%)
>12 (15.9%)
Egypt (12) 0-5 (8%)
6-11 (14%)
12-23 (4%)

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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.