Gastroenteritis outbreak in British troops, Iraq

Mark S. Bailey*, Christopher J. Boos, Guy Vautier, Andrew D. Green, Hazel Appleton, Chris I. Gallimore, Jim J. Gray, Nicholas J. Beeching

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Gastroenteritis affected many British military personnel during the war in Iraq. In the first month, 1,340 cases were seen; 73% of patients required hospital admission and 36% were hospital staff. In a survey of 500 hospital staff, 76% reported gastroenteritis, which was more likely in clinical workers. Investigations showed only caliciviruses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625-1628
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005


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