[Water-borne campylobacter infection--probably caused by pink-footed geese. Two outbreaks in Nord-Trøndelag, Stjørtdal in 1994 and Verdal in 1995]

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1996 Nov 20;116(28):3366-9.
[Article in Norwegian]


The authors describe two water-borne outbreaks of Campylobacter gastroenteritis that occurred in central Norway in 1994 and 1995. The epidemics were probably caused by contamination of drinking water by the stools of Pink-footed geese on the way from Svalbard to Germany-Netherlands. Campylobacter jejuni from the stools of the geese was transmitted to the population via untreated drinking water, causing disease in 50% of the population. About 1,000 persons suffered from gastroenteritis caused by contaminated drinking water in these two epidemics.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Campylobacter Infections / diagnosis
  • Campylobacter Infections / epidemiology*
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Feces / microbiology
  • Gastroenteritis / diagnosis
  • Gastroenteritis / epidemiology
  • Gastroenteritis / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Norway / epidemiology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Water Microbiology*
  • Water Supply*