Outbreak of Shigella sonnei dysentery on a long stay psychogeriatric ward

Hunter, P. R. and Hutchings, P. G. (1987) Outbreak of Shigella sonnei dysentery on a long stay psychogeriatric ward. Journal of Hospital Infection, 10 (1). pp. 73-76. ISSN 0195-6701

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Abstract

A ward outbreak of diarrhoea associated with Shigella sonnei on a long stay psychogeriatric ward is described. Nine patients and three staff had positive stool cultures for S. sonnei. The source of infection of the index case was not discovered. Environmental factors at ward level which predispose long stay hospitals to such outbreaks are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 01:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/83739
DOI: 10.1016/0195-6701(87)90035-1

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