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The Burden of Infectious Gastroenteritis in Elderly Residents and Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities, Australia

Moffatt, C R M; Hall, Gillian; Becker, Niels; Booy, Robert; Heron, L; MacIntyre, C Raina; Dwyer, Dominic; Lindley, Richard; Kirk, Martyn


We estimated the incidence of gastroenteritis in 16 Australian longterm care facilities. During 12 months' surveillance, 245 (96%) of 254 episodes of gastroenteritis among long-term care residents were associated with 17 outbreaks in 11 facilities. Incidence in long-term care residents was 0.64 episodes per 1,000 bed-days (95%confidence interval, 0.29-1.42).

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1086/654000


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