1. Microbiology & Food Hygiene

Acute Gastroenteritis in Ireland, North and South — a telephone survey

Project Reference:

01-RESR-123

Status:

Completed

Commencement Date:

December, 2000

Project Duration:

18 months

Abstract:

This project involved a telephone survey to investigate the epidemiology of self–reported gastrointestinal symptoms, in terms of incidence, duration and seasonality. The project also aimed to determine the socio–demographic profile of those who reported illness, in order to determine the characteristics and risk factors with a view to prevention and health promotion policy.

This report was co-funded with Food Safety Authority of Ireland, National Disease Surveillance Centre, University College Dublin, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre-Northern Ireland and Food Standards Agency-Northern Ireland.

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Margaret Fitzgerald, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Dublin

Collaborator(s):

Single supplier

Outputs:

Report:

Acute Gastroenteritis in Ireland, North and South - A Telephone Survey