UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Waterborne outbreak of gastroenteritis: effects on sick leaves and cost of lost workdays.

Halonen, JI; Kivimäki, M; Oksanen, T; Virtanen, P; Virtanen, MJ; Pentti, J; Vahtera, J; (2012) Waterborne outbreak of gastroenteritis: effects on sick leaves and cost of lost workdays. PLoS One , 7 (3) , Article e33307. 10.1371/journal.pone.0033307. Green open access

[thumbnail of journal.pone.0033307.pdf]
Preview
PDF
journal.pone.0033307.pdf

Download (522kB)

Abstract

In 2007, part of a drinking water distribution system was accidentally contaminated with waste water effluent causing a gastroenteritis outbreak in a Finnish town. We examined the acute and cumulative effects of this incidence on sick leaves among public sector employees residing in the clean and contaminated areas, and the additional costs of lost workdays due to the incidence.

Type: Article
Title: Waterborne outbreak of gastroenteritis: effects on sick leaves and cost of lost workdays.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033307
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0033307
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Halonen et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC3307726
Keywords: Disease Outbreaks, Environmental Monitoring, Epidemiological Monitoring, Female, Finland, Gastroenteritis, Humans, Male, Prevalence, Sick Leave, Water
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1387336
Downloads since deposit
143Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item