Evaluation of serologic screening for identification of chronic Salmonella typhi carriers in Vietnam

Post Date: 
2006-07-10
Publication: 
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Summary: 

Objectives: To determine the utility of screening anti-Vi antibodies to detect chronic Salmonella Typhi carriers in an endemic community.


 


Methods: We conducted a community-based serologic survey for anti-Vi antibodies to identify chronic Salmonella Typhi carriers in a typhoid endemic region in Vietnam.

Citation: 
Gupta A, My Thanh NT, My Trinh T, Olsen SJ, Sivapalasingam S, Cam PD, Mintz ED. Evaluation of serologic screening for identification of chronic Salmonella typhi carriers in Vietnam. Int J Infect Dis. 2006 Jul; 10(4):309-14. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2005.06.005.
Collaborators: 


  • Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

  • Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

  • Pasteur Institute, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Biostatistics and Information Management Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

  • Cai Lay District Health Center, Cai Lay, Vietnam

  • Tien Giang Province Preventive Medical Center, My Tho, Vietnam

  • National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam