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Respiratory symptoms and the case definition of gastroenteritis: an international analysis of the potential impact on burden estimates

Hall, Gillian; McDonald, L; Majowicz, Shannon E; Scallan, Elaine; Kirk, Martyn; Sockett, Paul; Angulo, Frederick J

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Estimates of the burden of foodborne disease rely on attributing a proportion of syndromic gastroenteritis to foodborne transmission. Persons with syndromic diarrhoea/vomiting can also present with concurrent respiratory symptoms that could be due to respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, or both. This distinction is important when estimating the foodborne disease burden but has rarely been considered. Using data from population surveys from Australia, Canada and the USA we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21528
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268809990112

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