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Seasonal gastroenteritis in colorado

Research paper by Harry Gauss

Indexed on: 01 Feb '44Published on: 01 Feb '44Published in: Digestive Diseases and Sciences



Abstract

Almost every year Colorado experiences an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis in the early fall.Bacteriologic studies of the blood and stool of the patients have given no information as to the nature of the infection.There is no apparent reason for suspecting food infection, water infection or sewage contamination.The epidemiologic features of the outbreaks suggests a contact or droplet infection.The possibility of a virus infection is to be considered.Until the nature of viruses is better understood, the control of these seasonal outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis will probably be unsatisfactory and the treatment will remain symptomatic.