Kirk, Martyn; Lalor, Karin; Raupach, Jane; Combs, Barry; Stafford, Russell; Hall, Gillian; Becker, Niels
Food-or waterborne diseases in long-term care facilities (LTCF) can result in serious outcomes, including deaths, and they are potentially preventable. We analyzed data collected by OzFoodNet on food-and waterborne disease outbreaks occurring in LTCF in Australia from 2001 to 2008. We compared outbreaks by the number of persons affected, etiology, and implicated vehicle. During 8 years of surveillance, 5.9% (55/936) of all food-and waterborne outbreaks in Australia occurred in LTCF. These LTCF...[Show more]
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