Contact spread of enteropathogens in day-care centers is supported by the recovery (presence vs. absence) of fecal coliforms from hands and day-care center fomites.
This prospective study was conducted to determine what, if any, quantitative measures of fecal coliforms predict the risk of diarrhea among day-care center attendees.
Diarrheal illness without concomitant respiratory symptoms was monitored among 221 children aged <3 years in 37 classrooms (24 day-care centers) through biweekly parental telephone interviews from October 1988 to May 1989 in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
The risk of diarrhea was expressed as new episodes/classroom-fortnight.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Contamination, Hygiène, Infection, Garderie enfant, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Coliforme, Feces, Enfant, Homme, Contrôle microbiologique, Prospective, Epidémiologie, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Contamination, Hygiene, Infection, Day care center, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Coliforms, Feces, Child, Human, Microbiological testing, Prospective, Epidemiology, North Carolina, United States, North America, America
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