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Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004

Research

Internet Use and Epidemiologic Investigation of Gastroenteritis Outbreak

Markku Kuusi*Comments to Author , J. Pekka Nuorti*, Leena Maunula†, Ilkka Miettinen‡, Hannu Pesonen§, and Carl-Henrik von Bonsdorff¶
Author affiliations: *National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland; †Helsinki University Central Hospital Laboratory Diagnostics, Helsinki, Finland; ‡National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland; §Environmental Health Unit, Nurmes, Finland; ¶Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland

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Table 1

Attack rates of gastroenteritis by age group in municipality A, eastern Finland, March 2000

Age (y) Population (%) Respondents (%) Cases AR (%)a
0–14
1,743 (17)
72 (14)
43
60
15–28
1,479 (15)
183 (36)
123
67
29–64
4,975 (49)
249 (49)
152
61
>65
1,911 (19)
4 (1)
1
25
Total 10,108 (100) 508 (100) 319 63

aAR, attack rate; based on first episode of illness occurring in the household.

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