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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 May; 30(214): 293–296.
PMCID: PMC2159542

An epidemic of gastro-enteritis in West Lothian


This article describes an epidemic of gastro-enteritis due to Salmonella typhimurium in a semi-rural practice. Methods of investigation and control of the outbreak are outlined, clinical features are described, and management of 97 patients discussed. Attention is drawn to the prolonged carrier state which may occur, and to the possible hazards of antibiotic therapy.

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