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The High Burden of Cholera in Children: Comparison of Incidence from Endemic Areas in Asia and Africa

  • Jacqueline L. Deen mail,

    jdeen@ivi.int

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Lorenz von Seidlein,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Dipika Sur,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India

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  • Magdarina Agtini,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Health Research and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Marcelino E. S. Lucas,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Anna Lena Lopez,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Deok Ryun Kim,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Mohammad Ali,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • John D. Clemens

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Published: February 20, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000173

About the Authors

Jacqueline L. Deen, Lorenz von Seidlein, Anna Lena Lopez, Deok Ryun Kim, Mohammad Ali, John D. Clemens
International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea
Dipika Sur
National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India
Magdarina Agtini
National Institute of Health Research and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia
Marcelino E. S. Lucas
Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique

Corresponding Author

Email: jdeen@ivi.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: D. Kim. Responsible for overall coordination of the studies: J. Deen L. von Seidlein A. Lopez. Provided statistical support: D. Kim. Responsible for the comparative analysis across the three study sites: J. Deen M. Ali. Developed the multi-country study design and wrote the study protocols: J. Deen L. von Seidlein D. Sur M. Agtini M. Lucas A. Lopez M. Ali J. Clemens. Wrote the manuscript: J. Deen L. von Seidlein J. Clemens. In charge of the field work and data collection in the Indian, Indonesian, and Mozambican sites, respectively: D. Sur M. Agtini M. Lucas.