Cohort study of an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis in a nursing home for elderly, Majorca, Spain, February 2008


Luque Fernández, MA; Galmés Truyols, A; Herrera Guibert, D; Arbona Cerdá, G; Sancho Gayá, F; (2008) Cohort study of an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis in a nursing home for elderly, Majorca, Spain, February 2008. Euro surveillance, 13 (51). ISSN 1025-496X

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Abstract

: An outbreak of acute gastroenteritis occurred in a nursing home for elderly in Majorca between 4 and 23 February 2008. To know its aetiology and mechanism of transmission a retrospective cohort study was conducted with a fixed cohort including 146 people (96 residents and 50 employees). The data were collected from clinical histories and through a survey by questionnaire. In total 71 cases were identified (53 residents, 18 employees), corresponding to an overall attack rate (AR) of 48.6%.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Caliciviridae Infections/*epidemiology, Cohort Studies, Disease Outbreaks/*statistics & numerical data, Female, Gastroenteritis/*epidemiology, Humans, Incidence, Male, Nursing Homes/*statistics & numerical data, *Population Surveillance, Risk Assessment/*methods, Risk Factors, Rotavirus Infections/*epidemiology, Spain/epidemiology, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Caliciviridae Infections, epidemiology, Cohort Studies, Disease Outbreaks, statistics & numerical data, Female, Gastroenteritis, epidemiology, Humans, Incidence, Male, Nursing Homes, statistics & numerical data, Population Surveillance, Risk Assessment, methods, Risk Factors, Rotavirus Infections, epidemiology, Spain, epidemiology
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 19094913
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2305247

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