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Fecal Examinations of a Regiment Infected with Bacillus Paratyphosus A, with Special Reference to Normal Carriers

Charles Krumwiede Jr.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vol. 21, No. 2 (Aug., 1917), pp. 141-144
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30080642
Page Count: 4
Subjects: Health Sciences
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Abstract

Examination of the stools of 57 men with paratyphoid fever gave the highest percentage of positive results (83%) during the first week of the disease. In a series of 786 men exposed to infection, 4% of carriers of B. paratyphosus A had no history of paratyphoid infection and may be classed as normal carriers. The duration of this condition was probably short in most instances. The use of a selective plating medium for isolation resulted in a marked increase in positive results.

Notes and References

This item contains 3 references.

[Footnotes]
  • 1
    Med. Rec., New York, 1917, 91, p. 135.
  • 2
    Ledingham and Arkwright, The Carrier Problem in Infectious Diseases. 1912, p. 10
  • 3
    Krumwiede, Pratt and McWilliams, Jour. Infect. Dis., 1916, 18 p. 1.