INFECTIOUS DIARRHEA IN HONG-KONG
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要The role of enteric pathogens in diarrhoeal patients presenting at a large general hospital in Hong Kong from May 1984 to December 1990 was assessed. A total of 3267 organisms were isolated. The gastroenteric salmonellae were the most common pathogens (45%), followed by rotavirus (34%) and campylobacters (11%). Shigellae or vibrios constituted 5% or less of the total isolations. Both salmonellae and campylobacters were isolated more often from infants while rotavirus was more common in young children aged 1-4 years. Shigellae commonly affected young adults and vibrios mainly older patients. Rotavirus was most commonly isolated in the winter months while salmonellae and vibrios were more common in the hotter months. There was no seasonal predominance for shigellosis. Multiple infections occurred in 86 patients (3% of total cases); 42 of these patients had concurrent Salmonella and rotavirus infections and 22 had Campylobacter and rotavirus infections. Salmonellae remain a major public health problem in Hong Kong.
著者LING JM, CHENG AF
期刊名稱JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
出版年份1993
月份4
日期1
卷號96
期次2
出版社BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD
頁次107 - 112
國際標準期刊號0022-5304
語言英式英語
關鍵詞HONG-KONG; INFECTIOUS DIARRHEA
Web of Science 學科類別Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; Tropical Medicine

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