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Reported waterborne outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease in Australia are predominantly associated with recreational exposure

Dale, Katie; Kirk, Martyn; Sinclair, Martha; Hall, Robert; Leder, Karin

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Objective: To examine the frequency and circumstances of reported waterborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in Australia. Method: Examination of data reported to OzFoodNet between 2001 and 2007. Results: During these seven years, 6,515 gastroenteritis outbreaks were reported to OzFoodNet, most of which were classifed as being transmitted person-to-person or from an unknown source. Fifty-four (0.83%) outbreaks were classifed as either 'waterborne' or 'suspected waterborne', of which 78% (42/54)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35084
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00602.x

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