McPherson, Michelle; Kirk, Martyn; Raupach , Jane; Combs, Barry; Butler, James
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections are an important cause of foodborne disease in Australia. Three percent to 7% of sporadic patients develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and 40% of patients with HUS develop chronic complications. To examine costs associated with illness, we interviewed patients notified to the South Australian Department of Health with a structured questionnaire regarding severity of illness, medical treatment, time lost from work, hospitalization, and...[Show more]
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