I don’t know what it is about Australians, whether it’s some pseudo-inherited British culture of hierarchy, or just dumbness, but lately, any outbreak of barfing and pooping is called a gastro outbreak.
There are microbiology labs in Australia, so figure it out, and let people know.
Janelle Miles of The Courier Mail reports 20 students at two University of Queensland residential colleges have fallen ill with gastroenteritis in the middle of orientation week.
The students are residents of King’s College and Grace College at UQ’s St Lucia campus in Brisbane’s west.
They have been quarantined separated from other students to avoid the infection spreading.
Was it foodborne? Are there any epidemiologists in Australia? Is anyone investigating?