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Characteristics of Campylobacter and Salmonella Infections and Acute Gastroenteritis in Older Adults in Australia, Canada, and the United States

White, Alice E.; Ciampa, Nadia; Chen, Yingxi; Kirk, Martyn; Nesbitt, Andrea; Bruce, Beau B.; Walter, Elaine Scallan


The early detection of enteric infections in older adults is challenging because typical signs and symptoms of disease may be less common, absent, or overlooked. Understanding illness characteristics of enteric infections among older adults could improve the timeliness and accuracy of clinical diagnoses, thereby improving patient outcomes and increasing cases reported to surveillance. Methods: Here, we describe illness characteristics (percentage reporting bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy1142


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