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Investigation of an outbreak of gastroenteritis on a container ship returning from Asia Volume 5 Issue 6

Leena Gupta, Bernie Towler, Michael Frommer

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Leena Gupta

Bernie Towler

Michael Frommer


This article describes action taken when the NSW Health Department responded to a notification by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) that 13 crew members on an Australian container ship, due to dock at Port Botany, had been unwell with a diarrhoeal illness .The ship had travelled to Asia and the notification was received four days before it was due to berth in Sydney on its return trip.