Diarrhea incidence and farm-related risk factors for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter jejuni antibodies among rural children.

@article{Belongia2003DiarrheaIA,
  title={Diarrhea incidence and farm-related risk factors for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter jejuni antibodies among rural children.},
  author={Edward A. Belongia and Po-Huang Chyou and Robert T Greenlee and Guillermo I Perez-Perez and William F. Bibb and Edna O DeVries},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={187 9},
  pages={1460-8}
}
Serum samples were obtained from 215 farm-resident children and 396 non-farm-resident children living in a defined rural Wisconsin population. Antibodies to Campylobacter jejuni and Escherichia coli O157:H7 lipopolysaccharide (O157 LPS) immunoglobulin G were measured, and the incidence of clinic visits for diarrheal illness was determined. Risk factors were assessed in a telephone interview. There were 363 children (59%) with C. jejuni antibodies (seropositive for >or=2 immunoglobulin classes… CONTINUE READING