Preliminary Survey Regarding Yersiniosis in Ireland
Yersiniosis associated with abdominal pain presenting to surgeons was commonly reported in Ireland in the 1980s. However, the National Health Protection Surveillance Centre currently records only 3–7 cases of yersiniosis per year. To establish the current prevalence of yersiniosis causing diarrhoea in humans in Ireland, we carried out a preliminary prospective culture study of faeces samples from patients with diarrhoea, and serological screening of Irish blood donors.
This project was funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) and the Food Institute Research Measure (FIRM) [grant no.: 06/R&D/D419]. This study was approved by the Cork Regional Ethics Committee (CREC).
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