ÓLAFUR STEINGRÍMSSON, M.D.; GUONI ALFREOSSON, M.D.
To the editor: The reports (1,2) of the Campylobacter enteritis outbreak in Bennington, Vermont, prompted us to look for Campylobacter in the water supply of Akranes, Iceland. In June 1980 we diagnosed Campylobacter enteritis in a resident (3) who did not have any known contact with a likely source of infection.
Akranes is a small town of 5200 inhabitants that receives most of its drinking water from a river that drains an uninhabited valley. The valley is a major nesting ground for seagulls and grassland for sheep in summer. A small part of the town's water comes from wells. The
STEINGRÍMSSON Ó, ALFREOSSON G. Campylobacter Enteritis in Iceland. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:283–284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-283_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(2):283-284.
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