In the original article, we reported detection of 6 Shigella dysenteriae type 1 (Sd1) isolates. Because of substantial interest in Sd1, formerly a common cause of epidemics of severe dysentery, we went back to the specimens and repeated the microbiology. We have confirmed that all Shigella dysenteriae isolated in our study were non-type 1. We have made the following corrections to the text:
- In the “Results” section of the Abstract, the first sentence should read, “Shigella species were isolated from 262 (24%) of 1,096 stool specimens.”
- The last sentence of the “Shigella isolation and incidence rates” section of the Results should read, “For the period; 1 May, 2008 through 31 Dec, 2010, 242 (23%) Shigella bacteria were isolated from 1,096 stool specimens (data not shown).”
- The “Species distribution” section of the Results should read, “Most Shigella isolates were S. flexneri (64%) followed by S. dysenteriae (11%) S. sonnei (9%), and S. boydii (5%). Species could not be determined for 12% of isolates. All 27 isolates of S. dysenteriae were non-type 1 (Fig. 2).”
- In the last paragraph of the Results, “Shigella incidence and monthly rainfall” should be a section heading, and the subsequent text in that paragraph should be beneath it.
We have also revised Figure 2, which can be viewed here.
Citation: Njuguna HN, Cosmas L, Williamson J, Nyachieo D, Olack B, Ochieng JB, et al. (2014) Correction: Use of Population-based Surveillance to Define the High Incidence of Shigellosis in an Urban Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. PLoS ONE9(8): e105031. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0105031
Published: August 4, 2014
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