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Research Article

Laboratory-Based Prospective Surveillance for Community Outbreaks of Shigella spp. in Argentina

  • María R. Viñas mail,

    mrvinas@anlis.gov.ar

    Affiliation: Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Ezequiel Tuduri,

    Affiliation: Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Alicia Galar,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Katherine Yih,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mariana Pichel,

    Affiliation: Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • John Stelling,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Silvina P. Brengi,

    Affiliation: Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Anabella Della Gaspera,

    Affiliation: Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Claudia van der Ploeg,

    Affiliation: Servicio de Antígenos y Antisueros. Instituto Nacional de Producción de Biológicos (INPB) - ANLIS “Dr Carlos G. Malbran”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Susana Bruno,

    Affiliation: Servicio de Antígenos y Antisueros. Instituto Nacional de Producción de Biológicos (INPB) - ANLIS “Dr Carlos G. Malbran”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Ariel Rogé,

    Affiliation: Servicio de Antígenos y Antisueros. Instituto Nacional de Producción de Biológicos (INPB) - ANLIS “Dr Carlos G. Malbran”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • María I. Caffer,

    Affiliation: Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Martin Kulldorff,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Marcelo Galas,

    Affiliation: Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Group MIDAS - Argentina

    Membership of Group MIDAS – Argentina is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: December 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002521

About the Authors

María R. Viñas, Ezequiel Tuduri, Mariana Pichel, Silvina P. Brengi, Anabella Della Gaspera, María I. Caffer, Marcelo Galas
Departamento Bacteriología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS “Dr C. G. Malbrán”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alicia Galar, John Stelling
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Katherine Yih, Martin Kulldorff
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Claudia van der Ploeg, Susana Bruno, Ariel Rogé
Servicio de Antígenos y Antisueros. Instituto Nacional de Producción de Biológicos (INPB) - ANLIS “Dr Carlos G. Malbran”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Corresponding Author

Email: mrvinas@anlis.gov.ar

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS MK MG. Performed the experiments: ET AG MG MRV SPB ADG MP. Analyzed the data: MRV ET AG KY MP SPB ADG JS MK MG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SPB ADG CvdP SB AR MIC. Wrote the paper: MRV KY JS MK MP MG.