a1 National Teterinary Institute, P.O. Box 368, SF-00101 Helsinki, Finland
a2 Department of Environmental Supervision, South-East Military Area in Finland,P.O. Box 77, SF-45101 Kouvola, Finland
a3 Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Helsinki, Haartmaninkatu 3, SF-00290 Helsinki, Finland
Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, malaise and fever affected 75 of the 88 conscript soldiers in Utti, Finland after an outdoors infantry drill. Campylobacter jejuni, heat-stable serotype 3/43/59. was isolated from 37 out of 63 men investigated. A clear serological response was evident in the risk group and negligible in the control group. The entire population at risk was interviewed.
(Online publication March 14 1989)