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Salmonella enterica serovar Agona European outbreak associated with a food company.
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PMID:  20950515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
SUMMARYWe investigated an international outbreak of Salmonella Agona with a distinct PFGE pattern associated with an Irish Food company (company X) producing pre-cooked meat products sold in various food outlet chains in Europe. The outbreak was first detected in Ireland. We undertook national and international case-finding, food traceback and microbiological investigation of human, food and environmental samples. We undertook a matched case-control study on Irish cases. In total, 163 cases in seven European countries were laboratory-confirmed. Consumption of food from food outlet chains supplied by company X was significantly associated with being a confirmed case (mOR 18·3, 95% CI 2·2-149·2) in the case-control study. The outbreak strain was isolated from the company's pre-cooked meat products and production premises. Sufficient evidence was gathered to infer the vehicles of infection and sources of the outbreak and to justify the control measures taken, which were plant closure and food recall.
N Nicolay; L Thornton; S Cotter; P Garvey; O Bannon; P McKeown; M Cormican; I Fisher; C Little; N Boxall; E DE Pinna; T M Peters; J Cowden; R Salmon; B Mason; N Irvine; P Rooney; D O'Flanagan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  139     ISSN:  1469-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1272-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.
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