Outbreak of viral gastroenteritis due to a contaminated well. International consequences.

  title={Outbreak of viral gastroenteritis due to a contaminated well. International consequences.},
  author={Michael Beller and Andrea Ellis and Spencer H. S. Lee and Michael A. Drebot and Sue Anne Jenkerson and Elizabeth Funk and Mark D. Sobsey and Otto D. Simmons and Stephan S Monroe and Tamie Ando and Janet Noel and Martin Petric and John P. Middaugh and John S Spika},
  volume={278 7},
CONTEXT Small round-structured viruses (SRSVs) are known to cause viral gastroenteritis, but until now have not been confirmed in the implicated vehicle in outbreaks. OBJECTIVE Investigation of a gastroenteritis outbreak. DESIGN After applying epidemiologic methods to locate the outbreak source, we conducted environmental and laboratory investigations to elucidate the cause. SETTING Tourists traveling by bus through Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada. PARTICIPANTS Staff of a… CONTINUE READING


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