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Objectives: To determine the aetiology, epidemiology and sanitary factors of carriage of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) in food-handlers working in tourist hotels in three popular tourist destinations in Kenya. Design: Cross sectional laboratory...

Author(s)
Oundo, J. O.; Iijima, Y.; Boga, H. I.; Muli, F.; Kariuki, S.
Publisher
Kenya Medical Association, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
East African Medical Journal, 2009, 86, 6, pp 279-286
Abstract

The intensification of human activities within the habitats of wild animals is increasing the risk of interspecies disease transmission. This risk is particularly important for great apes, given their close phylogenetic relationship with humans. Areas of high human density or intense research and ...

Author(s)
Benavides, J. A.; Godreuil, S.; Bodenham, R.; Ratiarison, S.; Devos, C.; Petretto, M. O.; Raymond, M.; Escobar-Páramo, P.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2012, 78, 12, pp 4281-4287
Abstract

Handling, vending and hygienic quality of street foods available to local residents, internal and foreign tourists to Cape Coast, the most important tourism hub in Ghana, were investigated. Questionnaires assessed stakeholder commitment to and expectations of food hygiene. Laboratory analysis...

Author(s)
Annan-Prah, A.; Amewowor, D. H. A. K.; Osei-Kofi, J.; Amoono, S. E.; Akorli, S. Y.; Saka, E.; Ndadi, H. A.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Microbiology Research, 2011, 5, 13, pp 1629-1634
Abstract

Background: The epidemiology and virulence properties of pathogenic Escherichia coli among food handlers in tourist destination hotels in Kenya are largely uncharacterized. Method: This cross-sectional study among consenting 885 food handlers working in nine luxurious tourist hotels in Nairobi,...

Author(s)
Onyango, A. O.; Kenya, E. U.; Mbithi, J. J. N.; Ng'ayo, M. O.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2009, 7, 6, pp 359-366
Abstract

Diarrhoea is the most frequent health problem among travellers in the tropics. However, data on the spectrum and relevance of enteropathogens in international travellers with and without diarrhoea are limited. Stool samples from 114 cases of diarrhoea in travellers returning from the tropics were...

Author(s)
Paschke, C.; Apelt, N.; Fleischmann, E.; Perona, P.; Walentiny, C.; Löscher, T.; Herbinger, K. H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2011, 17, 8, pp 1194-1200
Abstract

Background: Europeans represent the majority of international travellers and clinicians encountering returned patients have an essential role in recognizing, and communicating travel-associated public health risks. Methods: To investigate the morbidity of travel associated infectious diseases in...

Author(s)
Field, V.; Gautret, P.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Burchard, G. D.; Caumes, E.; Jensenius, M.; Castelli, F.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Weld, L.; Lopez-Velez, R.; Vries, P. de; Sonnenburg, F. von; Loutan, L.; Parola, P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2010, 10, 330, pp (17 November 2010)
Abstract

Ecological overlap may increase the risks of microbial exchange between humans and wild non-human primates. Escherichia coli bacteria were collected from chimpanzees and humans in Kibale National Park, western Uganda, in May and June 2004, in order to examine whether interaction between humans and...

Author(s)
Goldberg, T. L.; Gillespie, T. R.; Rwego, I. B.; Wheeler, E.; Estoff, E. L.; Chapman, C. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biological Conservation, 2007, 135, 4, pp 511-517
Abstract

Between March 1996 and July 1998, stools from tourists from Europe and North America who acquired diarrhoea in Mombasa (Kenya), Goa (India), or Montego Bay (Jamaica) were examined for enteric pathogens. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) was the most common pathogen (25%) identified in the 3...

Author(s)
Jiang, Z. D.; Lowe, B.; Verenkar, M. P.; Ashley, D.; Steffen, R.; Tornieporth, N.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Waiyaki, P.; DuPont, H. L.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2002, 185, 4, pp 497-502

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