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Mortality associated with foodborne bacterial gastrointestinal infections : Mechanism needs to be explained

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7401.1265-b (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1265
  1. Philip P Mortimer, director
  1. Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Virus Laboratory, Central Public Health Laboratory, London NW5 5HT

    EDITOR—Helms et al show that gastroenteritis due to one of four common bacterial pathogens increases nearly three times the likelihood of death within a year, even after certain comorbidities …

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