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Internationally Distributed Frozen Oyster Meat Causing Multiple Outbreaks of Norovirus Infection in Australia.

Webby, Rosalind; Carville, Kylie Sandover; Kirk, Martyn D; Greening, Gail; Ratcliff, Rod M; Crerar, S.K; Dempsey, Karen; Sarna, Minda; Stafford, Russell; Patel, Mahomed; Hall, Gillian

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Background. Between November 2003 and January 2004, outbreaks of norovirus in 3 Australian jurisdictions involving 83 cases of illness were associated with imported oyster meat. Methods. Cohort studies were conducted in 2 jurisdictions to identify relative risks of illness for the consumption of oysters. A case series was conducted in the third jurisdiction. Results. The cohort studies conducted in the first 2 jurisdictions identified relative risks of illness of 17 (95% confidence interval,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36885
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1086/512807

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