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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Aug;31(8):860-3. doi: 10.1086/654000.

The burden of infectious gastroenteritis in elderly residents and staff of long-term care facilities, Australia.

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National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. martyn.kirk@anu.edu.au

Abstract

We estimated the incidence of gastroenteritis in 16 Australian long-term care facilities. During 12 months' surveillance, 245 (96%) of 254 episodes of gastroenteritis among long-term care residents were associated with 17 outbreaks in 11 facilities. Incidence in long-term care residents was 0.64 episodes per 1,000 bed-days (95% confidence interval, 0.29-1.42).

PMID:
20586651
DOI:
10.1086/654000
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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