Acute gastroenteritis outbreaks in Catalonia, 2015-21

Published: 17 January 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/knmf2gt3gj.1
Ignacio Parron


Dataset about acute gastroenteritis outbreaks reported between January 2017 and December 2021 in Catalonia, a region in Northeast of Iberian Peninsula with a population of 7,543,825 inhabitants in January 2018. Data was collected by technicians from the Epidemiological Surveillance Services of the Catalan Public Health Agency and the Barcelona Public Health Agency The etiological confirmation of outbreaks was carried out by collecting stool samples and their subsequent microbiological analysis at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital laboratory or at the Barcelona Public Health Agency laboratory. In outbreaks in which viral aetiology was suspected, real-time RT-PCR was performed to identify the presence of enteric viruses.



Universitat de Barcelona


Epidemiology, Gastroenteritis, Food-Borne Outbreak, Disease Outbreaks, COVID-19