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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Jun;15(6):922-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1506.090182.

Tropheryma whipplei in fecal samples from children, Senegal.

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Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France.

Abstract

We tested fecal samples from 150 healthy children 2-10 years of age who lived in rural Senegal and found the prevalence of Tropheryma whipplei was 44%. Unique genotypes were associated with this bacterium. Our findings suggest that T. whipplei is emerging as a highly prevalent pathogen in sub-Saharan Africa.

PMID:
19523292
PMCID:
PMC2727305
DOI:
10.3201/eid1506.090182
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