TITLE

Molecular Epidemiology of Outbreaks of Viral Gastroenteritis in New York State, 1998--1999

AUTHOR(S)
Chatterjee, Nando K.; Moore, Dennison W.; Monroe, Stephan S.; Glass, Roger I.; Cambridge, Michael J.; Kondracki, Stan F; Morse, Dale L
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/15/2004 Supplement, Vol. 38, pS311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Numerous complications of enteric infections have been described, including persistent diarrhea, reactive arthritis, and Guilain-Barré syndrome. We determined the frequency of self-reported complications of enteric infections in a pilot study in the California site of the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network. From 1 April 1998 through 31 March 1999, active surveillance identified 1454 infections in Alameda and San Francisco counties, of which 52% were Campylobacter infections, 22% were Salmonella infections, 15% were Shigella infections, 6% were Cryptosporidium infections, 2% were Escherichia coil 0157:H7 infections, 2% were Yersinia infections, and 1% were Vibrio infections. We mailed surveys to 1331 eligible participants, and 571 (43%) were returned. A new health problem following infection was reported by 153 (27%) of the respondents: 12 (8%) reported new onset of joint pain and 53 (35%) reported new gastrointestinal symptoms, of whom 38 reported persistent diarrhea, including 2 who reported irritable bowel syndrome. Three respondents reported hair loss. The frequency, nature, and etiology of these complications merit further investigation.
ACCESSION #
13046330

 

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