Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005
Estimating Foodborne Gastroenteritis, Australia
|Water Quality Study 1998–1989, Melbourne||No. positive/no. stools tested|
|E. coli, other (pathogenic, non-STEC)†||53/791|
|Queensland and South Australian laboratory data, various years 1995–2001||No. positive/no. stools tested|
|Aeromonas spp. †||248/107,600|
|Victorian outbreaks, 4-year data, 1998–2001||Mean no. cases/y (range)|
|Bacillus cereus‡§||12 (0–37)|
|Clostridium perfringens‡§||60 (28–73)|
|Staphylococcus aureus‡§||15 (0–40)|
|National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 5-year data, 1996–2000||Mean no. cases/y (range)|
|Campylobacter spp. (AOA 4%)‡§||Not including NSW, 12,756 (11,829–13,528)|
|Salmonella spp. (AOA 8%)§||6,801 (5,791–7,712)|
|Shigella spp. (AOA 40%)§||626 (487–797)|
|STEC (AOA 21%)‡§||3-y data, South Australia only, 37 (18–51)|
|Yersinia spp. (AOA 2%)§||157 (74–212)|
*STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli; AOA, adjusted for overseas acquired; NSW, New South Wales.
†Proportion applied to estimate of total gastroenteritis in Australia.
‡Population factor applied.
§Underreporting factors for outbreaks and moderate illness applied.
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