General outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease (IID) in hospitals, England and Wales, 1992-2000

S. M. Meakins, G. K. Adak, B. A. Lopman, S. J. O'Brien

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    Abstract

    Between 1992 and 2000, 26.6% (1396/5257) of all general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease (IID) reported to the Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC) occurred in hospitals. Over 29 000 patients and staff were affected and the mortality risk was higher than for outbreaks in other settings [relative risk 2.00 (95% CI: 1.52-2.63) P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-5
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
    Volume53
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

    Keywords

    • Clostridium difficile
    • Food poisoning
    • Gastrointestinal diseases
    • Hospital outbreak
    • Norwalk-like virus

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