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Effect of Infection Control Measures on the Frequency of Diarrheal Episodes in Child Care: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Roberts, Leslee; Jorm, Louisa; Patel, Mahomed; Smith, Wayne; Douglas, Robert M; McGilchrist, Charles A


Background. Diarrheal infections are common in children who attend child care, and preventing transmission of disease in this setting depends on actions by child care staff. We set out to discover whether transmission of gastrointestinal infections in child care could be reduced by improved infection control procedures. Methods. We performed a cluster randomized, controlled trial of an infection control intervention conducted in child care centers for 1 city in Australia. The intervention was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatrics (English edition)


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