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Epidemiology of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli in Australia, 2000-2010

Vally, Hassan; Hall, Gillian; Dyda, Amalie; Raupach , Jane; Knope, Katrina; Combs, Barry G; Desmarchelier, Patricia

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Background: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are an important cause of gastroenteritis in Australia and worldwide and can also result in serious sequelae such as haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). In this paper we describe the epidemiology of STEC in Australia using the latest available data. Methods. National and state notifications data, as well as data on serotypes, hospitalizations, mortality and outbreaks were examined. Results: For the 11 year period 2000 to 2010, the overall...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60856
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-63

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