bacterial, viral and parasitic enteric pathogens associated with acute diarrhea in hospitalized children from northern determine the etiology of acute diarrhea in jordanian children under 5 years of age, we examined stool samples from 265 children admitted to the pediatric ward at princess rahma hospital for children, irbid, jordan, for parasites, rotavirus and enteric bacteria. using both traditional and molecular diagnostic techniques, we detected enteropathogens in 66.4% of patients with diarrhea. a single enteric pathogen was detected in 50.9% of the children, and multiple pathogens were detected in 15.5% ...200010865179
prevalence of salmonella, shigella and intestinal parasites in food handlers in irbid, jordan.during a one-year period, 283 food handlers in irbid, jordan were investigated for the presence of potential enteropathogens in their stools. the prevalence rate of enteropathogens among non-jordanian food handlers (48.0%) was significantly higher (p less than 0.05) than that of the jordanian group (12.3%). the isolation rates of salmonella and shigella were 6% and 1.4% respectively. multi-drug resistance was frequent among isolates of salmonella group b and shigella spp. intestinal parasites de ...19902081882
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