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Przegl Epidemiol. 2013;67(2):227-9, 341-2.

Campylobacteriosis in Poland in 2011.

[Article in English, Polish]

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw. mtodys@pzh.gov.pl

Abstract

THE AIM OF THE STUDY:

To assess the epidemiological situation of campylobacteriosis in Poland in 2011 as compared with the situation in 2010.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The assessment was based on the results of the analysis of data from the annual bulletin "Infectious diseases and poisonings in Poland", 2010-2011 (MP Czarkowski et al., NIH and GIS), information from the forms of individual cases and epidemiological investigations forms on outbreaks of campylobacteriosis, which were sent by the Sanitary-Epidemiological Stations to the Department of Epidemiology and data from the Department of Demographic Studies of the Central Statistical Office. All cases were classified according to a surveillance case definition.

RESULTS:

In 2011, number of campylobacteriosis cases registered in Poland was 354, the incidence rate was 0.92/100,000. All cases were reported as confirmed. No deaths were recorded. More than 61% of reported cases came from two provinces--Slaskie 112 (31%) and Warmińsko-mazurskie 104 (29%). The highest incidence was observed in Warmińsko-Mazurskie (7.16/100,000). Hospitalized were 57.5%. The lowest percentage of hospitalization (31.3%) was in Slaskie. In six provinces all reported cases were hospitalized. Campylobacter species was determinated in 282 patients (79.7%). It was found that 270 cases were caused by C. jejuni and 12 by C. coli. The majority of cases (264, 74.6%) occurred in the age group 0 - 4, Among the cases were 217 men and 127 women. In 2011, one family outbreak was caused by Campylobacter.

CONCLUSION:

In Poland, campylobacteriosis is rarely diagnosed and recorded. Routine diagnosis of infection with Campylobacter is done in two provinces only.

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