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Typhoid and paratyphoid fever in south-eastern Sydney, 1992-1997.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11022389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Notification records of typhoid and paratyphoid cases among residents of south-eastern Sydney during 1992-1997 were reviewed, with particular attention paid to identifying a source of infection and to completeness of follow up. Notifications comprised 30 cases of Salmonella Typhi, nine of S. Paratyphi A and five of S. Paratyphi B. These 44 cases had a median age of 20 years (range 2-62). Of the 39 cases with known country of birth, 30 were born overseas, predominantly in Asian countries. Of 39 cases with a known travel history, 33 were cases of overseas-acquired acute infection and two cases were asymptomatic chronic carriers. A source was identified in only one of four domestically acquired infections. Of eight household contacts in occupations posing a public health risk (seven food-handlers and one health-care worker), complete follow-up information was available for only five. Most cases were in overseas-born individuals who may have been infected when returning to their country of birth. Explicit follow-up protocols need to cover appropriate clinical management (including treatment of chronic carriage) and monitoring of those cases and contacts who could pose a public health risk.
Authors:
V Kidenya; M J Ferson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Communicable diseases intelligence     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0725-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  Commun. Dis. Intell.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-03     Completed Date:  2000-11-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108419     Medline TA:  Commun Dis Intell     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit, Zetland, New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Child, Preschool
Disease Notification / statistics & numerical data
Female
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
New South Wales / epidemiology
Paratyphoid Fever / epidemiology*
Population Surveillance
Retrospective Studies
Travel
Typhoid Fever / epidemiology*

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