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Campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis at an Australian boarding school: Consistency between epidemiology, flaA typing, and multilocus sequence typing

Moffatt, Cameron; Cameron, A Scott; Mickan, Lance; Givney, Rodney

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In this study, an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis occurring at a boarding school was investigated using a retrospective cohort study and environmental health investigation. Thirty-five cases of gastroenteritis were recorded among 58 questionnaire respondents, with 14 of 18 persons submitting fecal samples having confirmed C. jejuni infections. Attendance at one evening meal was statistically associated with illness (ratio of proportions of 3.09; 95% confidence intervals: 1.21,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58284
Source: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2009.0468

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