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Cohort study of an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis in a nursing home for elderly, Majorca, Spain, February 2008
Euro Surveill. 2008 Dec 18;13(51). pii: 19070.
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%.
Aged | Aged, 80 and over | Caliciviridae Infections | Cohort Studies | Disease Outbreaks | Female | Gastroenteritis | Humans | Incidence | Male | Nursing Homes | Risk Assessment | Risk Factors | Rotavirus Infections | Spain | Population Surveillance
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