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Higher rate of culture-confirmed Campylobacter infections in Australia than in the USA: is this due to differences in healthcare-seeking behaviour or stool culture frequency?

Vally, Hassan; Hall, Gillian; Scallan, Elaine; Kirk, Martyn; Angulo, Frederick J

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Laboratory-based surveillance by OzFoodNet in Australia and FoodNet in the USA indicated that the incidence of Campylobacter infections in 2001 in Australia was about nine times higher than in the USA. We assessed whether this disparity could be explained by differences in the frequency of stool culturing. Using data from population surveys of diarrhoea and symptom profiles for Campylobacter from case-control studies, indices of healthcare behaviour taking into account the severity of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26251
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268809990161

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