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Epidemiological patterns of scurvy among Ethiopian refugees.


In the Horn of Africa, scurvy is a serious public health problem for refugees who are dependent on standard relief food (cereals, legumes, and oil).

Desenclos JC Berry AM Padt R Farah B Segala C Nabil AM
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 1989 ; 67(3); 309-16. doi: . Epub 1989 09 27

Clinical, microbiological and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of diarrhoea in Korem, Ethiopia.


Two hundred patients with diarrhoea in a rehabilitation camp in Ethiopia were studied in October 1985 to determine the presence of pathogens in the stool and their susceptibility to antibiotics.

Desenclos JC Zergabachew A Desmoulins B Chouteau L Desve G Admassu M
The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 1988 Dec ; 91(6); 296-301. doi: . Epub 1989 01 30
Africa Africa South Of The Sahara Age Factors Antibiotics--contraindications Bacterial And Fungal Diseases Biology Child Demographic Factors Developing Countries Diarrhea, Infantile--etiology Diarrhea--etiology Diseases Drugs Eastern Africa Ethiopia Gastrointestinal Effects Incidence Infections Measurement Migrants Migration Physiology Population Population Characteristics Population Dynamics Refugees Research Methodology Sampling Studies Studies Surveys Treatment Youth

Clinical presentation of louse-borne relapsing fever among Ethiopian refugees in northern Somalia.


Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) is still endemic among Ethiopian populations. In order to assess the clinical presentation of LBRF in an Ethiopian refugee camp in northern Somalia, a referral system was organized for all pyrexias of unknown origin.

Brown V Larouze B Desve G Rousset JJ Thibon M Fourrier A Schwoebel V
Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology 1988 Oct ; 82(5); 499-502. doi: . Epub 1989 10 20