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Large listeriosis outbreak linked to cheese made from pasteurized milk, Germany, 2006-2007.
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PMID:  20807110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract A commercial cheese (acid curd) made from pasteurized milk caused a large listeriosis outbreak in Germany from October 2006 through February 2007. The Listeria monocytogenes outbreak strain was identified in humans and in cheese samples from a patient's home and from the production plant. During the outbreak period, 189 patients were affected, which was 97% above the mean case number for the respective time period of the years 2002 to 2005. Of patients with available detailed information on cheese consumption (n = 47), 70% reported to have consumed the incriminated cheese product. Recent European food safety alerts due to Listeria-contaminated cheeses more often concerned products made from pasteurized or heat-treated milk than from raw milk. The findings should be considered in prevention guidelines addressing vulnerable populations.
Judith Koch; Regine Dworak; Rita Prager; Biserka Becker; Stefan Brockmann; Amal Wicke; Heidi Wichmann-Schauer; Herbert Hof; Dirk Werber; Klaus Stark
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foodborne pathogens and disease     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1556-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Foodborne Pathog. Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101120121     Medline TA:  Foodborne Pathog Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1581-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
1 Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute , Berlin, Germany .
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