Gastroenteritis Outbreak in British Troops, Iraq
Published Date:Oct 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(10):1625-1628.
Description: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.
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