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Volume 20, Number 11—November 2014

Sequelae of Foodborne Illness Caused by 5 Pathogens, Australia, Circa 2010

Laura Ford, Martyn KirkComments to Author , Kathryn Glass, and Gillian Hall
Author affiliations: Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Table 3

Estimated number of sequelae illnesses resulting from domestically acquired foodborne bacterial gastroenteritis, Australia, circa 2010*

Sequelae, pathogen Median no. Illnesses (90% CrI) Median rate (90% CrI)†
GBS, Campylobacter spp.
70 (30–150)
3.1 (2–6)
70 (25–200)
3.3 (1–9)
Campylobacter spp 15,600 (9,000–26,500) 915 (570–1,440)
Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp.‡ 3,500 (1,900–6,500)
Shigella spp. 30 (10–80)
19,500 (12,500–30,700)

Campylobacter spp. 12,500 (5,500–25,500) 765 (415–1,375)
Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp.‡ 3,250 (700–9,000)
Shigella spp. 29 (10–75)
Yersinia enterocolitica 150 (50–300)
16,200 (8,500–30,000)

Total 35,840 (25,000–54,000) 1,620 (1,150–2,450)

*CrI, credible interval; GBS, Guillain-Barré syndrome; HUS, hemolytic uremic syndrome; IBS, irritable bowel syndrome; ReA, reactive arthritis; STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli.
†No. cases per million population.
‡i.e., nontyphoidal S. enterica serotypes.
§Simulated values, which might not add to total because of rounding and variation over simulations.

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