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An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium 9 at a school camp linked to contamination of rainwater tanks

Franklin, Lucinda; Fielding, James E; Gregory, Joy; Gullan, L; Lightfoot, D; Poznanski, SY; Vally, Hassan


In March 2007, an outbreak of gastroenteritis was identified at a school camp in rural Victoria, Australia, affecting about half of a group of 55 students. A comprehensive investigation was initiated to identify the source. Twenty-seven attendees were found to have abdominal pain, diarrhoea and nausea (attack rate 49%). Of 11 faecal specimens tested all were positive for Salmonella Typhimurium definitive phage type 9 (DT9). Of four samples taken from the untreated private water supply, two were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S095026880800109X


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