Gastroenteritis outbreak in British troops, Iraq

Bailey, Mark S., Boos, Christopher J., Vautier, Guy, Green, Andrew D., Appleton, Hazel, Gallimore, Chris I., Gray, Jim J. and Beeching, Nicholas J. (2005) Gastroenteritis outbreak in British troops, Iraq. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11 (10). pp. 1625-1628. ISSN 1080-6040

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Gastroenteritis affected many British military personnel during the war in Iraq. In the first month, 1,340 cases were seen; 73% of patients required hospital admission and 36% were hospital staff. In a survey of 500 hospital staff, 76% reported gastroenteritis, which was more likely in clinical workers. Investigations showed only caliciviruses.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 14:59
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2023 12:30
DOI: 10.3201/eid1110.050298

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