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Outbreak of Aeromonas hydrophila WoundInfections Associated with Mud Football

Vally, Hassan; Whittle, Amanda; Cameron, A Scott; Dowse, Gary; Watson, Tony

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On 16 February 2002, a total of 26 people presented to the emergency department of the local hospital in the rural town of Collie in southwest Western Australia with many infected scratches and pustules distributed over their bodies. All of the patients had participated in a "mud football" competition the previous day, in which there had been ∼100 participants. One patient required removal of an infected thumbnail, and another required surgical debridement of an infected toe. Aeromonas...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21230
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases

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