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Older Adults with Gastrointestinal Infections Display Fewer Symptoms

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ColoradoSPH researchers Alice White and Elaine Scallan, PhD, research instructor and professor of epidemiology joined with colleagues in in Canada, Australia, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study enteric infections, or those affecting the gastrointestinal tract. They found infections can present differently in older people compared with younger individuals. 

The recommendation of the study, led by White, is for a lower threshold for diagnostic testing in elderly patients who are suspected of harboring enteric infections, in order to potentially reduce the likelihood of complications and hospitalization. 

READ more about the study in Contagion Live.