PREVALENCE OF ENTERIC FEVER IN CHILDREN AT LIVINGSTONE CENTRAL HOSPITAL IN LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2020

Enteric fever is caused by the human-adapted pathogens Salmonella enterica serotype typhi (S. Typhi) and S. enterica serotype paratyphi (S. paratyphi) A, B, and C, which are gram-negative non lactose fermenting flagellated bacteria that possess an O somatic antigen, and H flagella antigen-specific to S. typhi

OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to determine the prevalence and correlates of enteric fever in children at Livingstone Central Hospital from January 2018 to January 2020.  

Data collection: Information was obtained using a data extraction tool from patient files and convenience sampling was utilized. The data was entered in excel and later exported to STATA version 15 for analysis. 

Results: Among the participants, 3.57% were found to have Typhoid fever and 85.71% of them where male (p value 0.034). All of the patients that were found to have Typhoid fever were admitted to the hospital (p value 0.002) and 71.43% of them had no documented risk factors that could have led to acquisition of Typhoid fever (p value

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Banda, E. (2023). PREVALENCE OF ENTERIC FEVER IN CHILDREN AT LIVINGSTONE CENTRAL HOSPITAL IN LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2020. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-enteric-fever-in-children-at-livingstone-central-hospital-in-livingstone-zambia-from-january-2018-to-january-2020

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Banda, Emmanuel "PREVALENCE OF ENTERIC FEVER IN CHILDREN AT LIVINGSTONE CENTRAL HOSPITAL IN LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2020" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Sep. 2023, https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-enteric-fever-in-children-at-livingstone-central-hospital-in-livingstone-zambia-from-january-2018-to-january-2020. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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Banda, Emmanuel . "PREVALENCE OF ENTERIC FEVER IN CHILDREN AT LIVINGSTONE CENTRAL HOSPITAL IN LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2020". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Sep. 2023. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-enteric-fever-in-children-at-livingstone-central-hospital-in-livingstone-zambia-from-january-2018-to-january-2020 >.

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Banda, Emmanuel . "PREVALENCE OF ENTERIC FEVER IN CHILDREN AT LIVINGSTONE CENTRAL HOSPITAL IN LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2020" Afribary (2023). Accessed July 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-enteric-fever-in-children-at-livingstone-central-hospital-in-livingstone-zambia-from-january-2018-to-january-2020

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