Acute gatroenteritis in Ireland, north and south: summary document.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264015
Title:
Acute gatroenteritis in Ireland, north and south: summary document.
Authors:
Safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board.
Publisher:
Safefood
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264015
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Many infections of importance to public health are seen almost exclusively in primary care (e.g. childhood infections, respiratory and diarrhoeal illness). Acute gastroenteritis is a common illness in the community affecting several thousand patients every day with significant morbidity and economic loss, in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. However, routine information sources from primary care do not measure the true burden of disease. While clinical notifications from GPs and laboratory reports give some indication of the frequency of the disease, these are known to greatly underestimate the condition. Also, under-reporting of infectious diseases in general practice has been documented.
Keywords:
FOOD SAFETY; COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSafefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T16:05:33Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T16:05:33Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264015-
dc.descriptionMany infections of importance to public health are seen almost exclusively in primary care (e.g. childhood infections, respiratory and diarrhoeal illness). Acute gastroenteritis is a common illness in the community affecting several thousand patients every day with significant morbidity and economic loss, in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. However, routine information sources from primary care do not measure the true burden of disease. While clinical notifications from GPs and laboratory reports give some indication of the frequency of the disease, these are known to greatly underestimate the condition. Also, under-reporting of infectious diseases in general practice has been documented.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSafefooden_GB
dc.subjectFOOD SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.titleAcute gatroenteritis in Ireland, north and south: summary document.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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