TABLE 2.

Settings reported to be associated with gastroenteritis outbreaks from 1994 to October 2008a

SettingNo. (%) of outbreaks
Total, 1994-2005200620072008
Residential institution514 (55.7)140 (51.1)200 (48.6)103 (47.2)
Hospital164 (17.8)83 (30.3)166 (40.3)97 (44.5)
Restaurant, café, pub, bar81 (8.8)6 (2.2)6 (1.5)1 (0.5)
Day care center55 (6.0)10 (3.6)12 (2.7)7 (3.2)
School19 (2.1)6 (2.2)4 (1.0)
Aircraft, ship, train, bus, coach7 (0.7)8 (2.9)2 (0.5)
Private house6 (0.6)1 (0.4)2 (0.5)
Otherb33 (3.6)10 (3.6)6 (1.5)2 (0.9)
Unknown44 (4.8)10 (3.6)14 (3.4)8 (3.7)
    Total923 (100)274 (100)411 (100)218 (100)
  • a Data for 1994 to 2005 are from a previous study (20).

  • b A wedding, office, a police office, a summer camp, a monastery, a hotel, and a rehabilitation center.