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Volume 1, Number 1—January 1995

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An Outbreak of Shigella sonnei Infection Associated with Consumption of Iceberg Lettuce

J.A. Frost, M.B. McEvoy*, C.A. Bentley, Y. Andersson**, and B. Rowe
Author affiliations: Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens, Central Public Health Laboratory, London, England; *Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London, England; **Swedish Institute for Infectious Diseases Control, Stockholm, Sweden

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Table 1

Shigella sonnei in England and Wales Laboratory reports to CDSC


Number of reports (%)
Week 1 20 Weeks 21 24 Weeks 1 24
Year Total Total Adults Women Total
1993 3190 480 (100) 211 (44) 127 (26) 3670
1994 1557 505 (100) 333 (66) 214 (42) 2062

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