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Epidemiology of community-onset bloodstream infections in Bouaké, central Côte d'Ivoire

Akoua-Koffi, C. and Tia, H. and Plo, J. K. and Monemo, P. and Cissé, A. and Yao, C. and Yenan, P. J. and Touré, F. S. and Ilupeju, V. and Bogoch, I. I. and Utzinger, J. and Herrmann, M. and Becker, S. L.. (2015) Epidemiology of community-onset bloodstream infections in Bouaké, central Côte d'Ivoire. New microbes and new infections, Vol. 7. S. 100-104.

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Abstract

Bacterial bloodstream infections (BSI) account for considerable morbidity worldwide, but epidemiological data from resource-constrained tropical settings are scarce. We analysed 293 blood cultures from patients presenting to a regional referral hospital in Bouaké, central Côte d'Ivoire, to determine the aetiology of community-onset BSI. The prevalence of bacteraemia was 22.5%, with children being most commonly affected. Enterobacteriaceae (predominantly Klebsiella pneumoniae and Salmonella enterica) accounted for 94% of BSI. Staphylococcus aureus was the only relevant Gram-positive pathogen. Clinical signs and symptoms were not significantly associated with blood culture positivity after controlling for malaria.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Utzinger, Jürg and Becker, Sören Leif
Item Type:Article, refereed
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Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell]
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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