Shigellosis linked to sex Venues, Australia

Belinda O'Sullivan, Valerie Delpech, Giulietta Pontivivo, Thomas Karagiannis, Debbie Marriott, John Harkness, Jeremy M. McAnulty

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From January 1 to July 31, 2000, 148 cases of Shigella infection were reported in New South Wales, Australia, compared with an annual average of 95 cases. Of reported cases, 83% were confirmed as Shigella sonnei biotype G infections; 80% were in homosexual men. Visiting a sex venue in the 2 weeks before onset of illness was the only factor significantly associated with shigellosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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