Water outage increases the risk of gastroenteritis and eyes and skin diseases

@inproceedings{Huang2011WaterOI,
  title={Water outage increases the risk of gastroenteritis and eyes and skin diseases},
  author={Ling-Ya Huang and Yu-Chun Wang and Chung-Ming Liu and Trong-Neng Wu and Chang-Hung Tony Chou and Fung-Chang Sung and Couchen Wu},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The present study used insurance claims data to investigate infections associated with short-term water outage because of constructions or pipe breaks. METHODS The present study used medical claims of one million insured persons for 2004-2006. We estimated incidences of gastroenteritis and eye and skin complaints for 10 days before, during, and after 10 days of water supply restriction for outpatient visits and for emergency and in-patient care combined. RESULTS There was an… CONTINUE READING

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