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Estimating foodborne gastroenteritis, Australia

Hall, Gillian; Kirk, Martyn D; Becker, Niels; Gregory, Joy; Unicomb, Leanne; Millard, Geoffrey; Stafford, Russell; Lalor, Karin


We estimated for Australia the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to foodborne gastroenteritis in a typical year, circa 2000. The total amount of infectious gastroenteritis was measured by using a national telephone survey. The foodborne proportion was estimated from Australian data on each of 16 pathogens. To account for uncertainty, we used simulation techniques to calculate 95% credibility intervals (CrI). The estimate of incidence of gastroenteritis in Australia is 17.2...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases


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