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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

Research

Estimating Foodborne Gastroenteritis, Australia

Gillian Hall*Comments to Author , Martyn D. Kirk†, Niels Becker*, Joy E. Gregory‡, Leanne Unicomb§, Geoffrey Millard¶, Russell Stafford#, Karin Lalor‡, and the OzFoodNet Working Group
Author affiliations: *Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia; †OzFoodNet, Canberra, ACT, Australia; ‡Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; §Hunter Population Health Unit, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia; ¶ACT Analytical Laboratory, Weston Creek, ACT, Australia; #Queensland Health, Archerfield, Queensland, Australia

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Table A2

Underreporting factors for moderate, bloody, and serious illness

Severity of illness Information used for estimation Estimate (credible interval)
Moderate illness Australian surveillance data, Melbourne Water Quality Survey (17), Victorian Salmonella outbreak data, National Gastroenteritis Survey, Hunter Salmonella case-control study (24) 1 in 15 (5–25)
Bloody diarrhea National Gastroenteritis Survey 1 in 9 (1–17)
Serious illness Mead et al., 1999 (6) 1 in 2 (1–3)

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