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Work package 3: Epidemiological baseline studies in Burkina Faso and Zambia

Led by Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Zambia

The main objective of this work package is to have accurate and specific epidemiological disease burden data through the following specific objectives:

  • Incidence of moderate to severe diarrhoea (MSD) with confirmed Shigella aetiology in children under 5 years old in Burkina Faso and Zambia.

  • Attributable fraction for Shigella among all-cause MSD in children under five

  • Description of prevalent colonisation factors in a subset of isolates of Shigella infections in children in Burkina Faso and Zambia.

  • South-south and north-south capacity building among the African sites.

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This project is part of the EDCTP2 Programme supported by the European Union (RIA2018V-2308)