• Medicine
  • Published 2011

The Second Study of Infectious Intestinal Disease in the Community

@inproceedings{Tam2011TheSS,
  title={The Second Study of Infectious Intestinal Disease in the Community},
  author={Clarence C Tam and Laura Viviani and Goutam K. Adak and Frederick J Bolton and Julie Dodds and John M. Cowden and Mark Evans and Jim Gray and Paul R. Hunter and Kathryn J. Jackson and Louise Letley and Keith R. Neal and Greta Rait and Guy A. Smith and B. Smyth and David S Tompkins and Mike van der Es and Laura C. Rodrigues and Sj O{\^a}€™Brien},
  year={2011}
}
Background: Infectious intestinal disease (IID), usually presenting as diarrhoea and vomiting, is frequently preventable. Though often mild and self-limiting, its commonness makes IID an important public health problem. In the mid 1990s around 1 in 5 people in England suffered from IID a year, costing around £0.75 billion. No routine information source describes the UK's current community burden of IID. We present here the methods for a study to determine rates and aetiology of IID in the… CONTINUE READING

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