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medical problems in ethiopian refugees airlifted to israel: experience in 131 patients admitted to a general hospital.within a 2 month period 131 ethiopian immigrants were admitted for treatment at a general hospital in jerusalem. there were 52 patients with malaria, 13 with typhoid fever, 24 with pneumonia, seven with tuberculosis, nine with shigella and 11 with campylobacter. over three-quarters of these patients were anaemic. in the majority of cases anaemia was normocytic and was most probably secondary to malaria and other intercurrent infections. the prevalence of diffuse non-toxic goitre was 7% in childr ...19863464761
extended scheme for serotyping campylobacter jejuni: results obtained in israel from 1980 to 1981.the serotyping scheme for campylobacter jejuni previously developed in the national center for campylobacter, jerusalem, was extended by the use of 20 new sera and modified by the absorption of the sera, when necessary, with homologous boiled cultures or heterologous live cultures. the extended scheme is based on slide agglutination of live suspensions and is performed in two stages: pretesting with four pooled sera and final testing with monovalent sera. so far, 34 serotypes have been recognize ...19836619282
the changing panorama of bacterial enteric infections.we studied the age-specific population-based incidence of bacterial enteric infections caused by shigella, salmonella and campylobacter, in jerusalem. during 1990-2008, 32,408 cases were reported (incidence rate 232.1/100,000 per annum). the patterns of shigella (47.4% of cases), salmonella (34.4%) and campylobacter (18.2%) infections evolved noticeably. campylobacter rates increased from 15.0 to 110.8/100,000 per annum. salmonella rates increased from 74.2 to 199.6/100,000 in 1995 then decrease ...200919296872
waterborne outbreak of campylobacter enteritis.a report is given on an outbreak of enteritis which occurred in july 1982 in a kibbutz near jerusalem. about 150 of the 512 inhabitants were affected. campylobacter jejuni was isolated from ten out of 42 stool samples examined toward the end of the outbreak. no other enteric pathogen was found. strong circumstantial evidence indicated an association between the outbreak and the use of water from an unprotected reservoir, but no bacteriological confirmation was obtained.19836667684
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