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Epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni outbreak in a middle school in Incheon, Korea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21060748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On July 6, 2009, an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among middle school students in Incheon. An investigation to identify the source and describe the extent of the outbreak was conducted. A retrospective cohort study among students, teachers, and food handlers exposed to canteen food in the middle school was performed. Using self-administered questionnaires, information was collected concerning on symptoms, days that canteen food was consumed, and food items consumed. Stool samples were collected from 66 patients and 11 food handlers. The catering kitchen was inspected and food samples were taken. Of the 791 people who ate canteen food, 92 cases became ill, representing an attack rate of 11.6%. Thirty-one (40.3%) of the 77 stool specimens were positive for Campylobacter jejuni. Interviews with kitchen staff indicated the likelihood that undercooked chicken was provided. This is the first recognized major C. jejuni outbreak associated with contaminated chicken documented in Korea.
Jun-Hwan Yu; Na-Yeon Kim; Nam-Gue Cho; Jung-Hee Kim; Young-Ah Kang; Ha-Gyung Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean medical science     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1598-6357     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Korean Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-09     Completed Date:  2011-04-07     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703518     Medline TA:  J Korean Med Sci     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1595-600     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter Infections / epidemiology*
Campylobacter jejuni*
Cohort Studies
Disease Outbreaks*
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Environmental Exposure
Food Contamination
Middle Aged
Republic of Korea
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Water Microbiology

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