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A national case-control study of risk factors for listeriosis in Australia

Dalton, Craig; Merritt, Tony D; Unicomb, LE; Kirk, Martyn; Stafford, Russell; Lalor, Karin

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Listeriosis is a foodborne disease associated with significant mortality. This study attempts to identify risk factors for sporadic listeriosis in Australia. Information on underlying illnesses was obtained from cases' treating doctors and other risk factors were elicited from the patient or a surrogate. We attempted to recruit two controls per case matched on age and primary underlying immune condition. Between November 2001 and December 2004 we recruited 136 cases and 97 controls. Of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34285
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268810000944

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