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BACKGROUND This study examined the relationship between the bacteriological contamination of drinking water from private wells and acute gastrointestinal illness (AGII), using current government standards for safe drinking water. METHODS A prospective cohort study was conducted using 235 households (647 individuals) randomly selected from four rural(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess rates and patterns of agricultural machinery injuries in farm children in order to both determine priorities and develop strategies for injury control in this population. METHODS Coroners' files and hospital discharge data were examined for Ontario farm children aged 0-19 who had agricultural machinery injuries over a five year period(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if a heightened, passive surveillance system increases the number of physicians reporting two notifiable diseases during a six-month period. METHODS We conducted a randomized trail among 145 community-based primary care physicians in two counties in Eastern Ontario. Intervention group physicians received a three-part intervention(More)
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