Table 1

Underreporting of salmonellosis and shigellosis hospitalised cases, Greece, 2011
Salmonellosis Shigellosis
Notification
Number of cases–MNS* 478 47
Number of isolates–NRLSS** 481 28
Capture-recapture study
Estimated total number of cases (95% CI†) 915 (861–969) 98 (67–129)
Estimated underreporting–MNS (95% CI†) 47.7% (41.8–53.6%) 52.0% (29.8–63.5)
Hospital registry review
Number of diagnosed cases (positive cultures) 1012 113
Number of cases not reported to MNS 534 (1012–478) 66 (113–47)
Underreporting-MNS 534/1012 (52.8%) 66/113 (58.4%)

Results of a capture-recapture study and a hospital registry review.

*MNS: Mandatory Notification System.

**NRLSS: National Reference Laboratory for Salmonella spp. and Shigella spp.

† CI: confidence interval.

Mellou et al.

Mellou et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:875   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-875

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