Surveillance for Outbreaks of Gastroenteritis in Long-Term Care Facilities, Australia, 2002-2008
Background. Each year in Australia, health departments investigate hundreds of gastroenteritis outbreaks. Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) for elderly persons are a common setting for these outbreaks and can result in potentially serious outcomes. Methods. We established surveillance for gastroenteritis outbreaks in 2001, and analyzed data on outbreaks occurring from 1 July 2002 through 30 June 2008 to estimate the incidence in Australian LTCFs and residents. We summarized outbreaks by mode of...[Show more]
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