Risk factors for sporadic Campylobacter infection in the United States: A case-control study in FoodNet sites.

@article{Friedman2004RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for sporadic Campylobacter infection in the United States: A case-control study in FoodNet sites.},
  author={Cindy R. Friedman and Robert M Hoekstra and Michael Samuel and Ruthanne Marcus and Jeffrey Bender and Beletshachew Shiferaw and Sudha Reddy and Shama Desai Ahuja and Debra L Helfrick and Felicia P. Hardnett and Michael Carter and Bridget R Anderson and Robert V. Tauxe},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 Suppl 3},
  pages={S285-96}
}
Campylobacter is a common cause of gastroenteritis in the United States. We conducted a population-based case-control study to determine risk factors for sporadic Campylobacter infection. During a 12-month study, we enrolled 1316 patients with culture-confirmed Campylobacter infections from 7 states, collecting demographic, clinical, and exposure data using a standardized questionnaire. We interviewed 1 matched control subject for each case patient. Thirteen percent of patients had traveled… CONTINUE READING
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