Volume 98, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Displaced persons living in camps are at an increased risk of diarrheal diseases. Subclinical carriage of pathogens may contribute to the spread of disease, especially for microbes that require a low infectious dose. Multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to detect a panel of 20 bacterial, viral, and protozoal targets, and we report a high prevalence of enteropathogen carriage, including spp. or enteroinvasive in 14%, among a sample of 88 asymptomatic individuals in an internally displaced persons camp in South Sudan. Further studies are needed to determine the contribution of such carriage to the spread of disease.


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  • Received : 28 Apr 2017
  • Accepted : 02 Sep 2017
  • Published online : 04 Dec 2017

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