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A descriptive epidemiology of giardiasis in New Zealand and gaps in surveillance data

Hoque, M. Ekramul; Hope, Virginia; Scragg, Robert; Baker, Michael; Shrestha, Rupendra


Introduction: Giardia is the most commonly notified waterborne disease in New Zealand, which has high incidence rates compared with other developed countries. Four years of giardiasis notification data were analysed to describe the epidemiological patterns of infection in New Zealand and compared with local and international data. Methods: Anonymised information was collected nationally for 7818 notified cases of giardiasis between July 1996 and June 2000. International data were collected from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal


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