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Foodborne Disease Outbreaks caused by Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, and Staphylococcus aureus, United States, 1998-2008.
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PMID:  23592829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
From 1998-2008, 1,229 foodborne outbreaks caused by B. cereus, C. perfringens, S. aureus were reported in the United States; 39% were reported with a confirmed etiology. Vomiting was commonly reported in B. cereus (median: 75% of cases) and S. aureus outbreaks (median: 87%), but rarely in C. perfringens outbreaks (median: 9%). Meat or poultry dishes were commonly implicated in C. perfringens (63%) and S. aureus (55%) outbreaks, while rice dishes were commonly implicated in B. cereus outbreaks (50%). Errors in food processing and preparation were commonly reported (93%), regardless of etiology; contamination by a food worker was only common in S. aureus outbreaks (55%). Public health interventions should focus on these commonly reported errors to reduce the occurrence of outbreaks caused by B. cereus, C. perfringens, and S. aureus in the United States.
Sarah D Bennett; Kelly A Walsh; L Hannah Gould
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-4-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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