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The first report on Campylobacter coli family outbreak detected in Poland in 2006.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18445405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A family outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by Campylobacter coli occurred in May 2006 in Bielsko-Biala, in the south of Poland. Four members of a family had non-bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. C. coli were isolated in three of the four patients. PFGE and PCR-RFLP-flaA patterns confirmed the link between cases, showing the usefulness of these methods in outbreak investigation. At the same time, the epidemiological and environmental investigations of this outbreak were very limited and did not provide enough evidence to identify the source of infection, and thus to support the hypothesis formulated by the local epidemiologist. It is necessary to improve surveillance of campylobacteriosis mainly by multidisciplinary training of epidemiologists, microbiologists and general practitioners.
S Wardak; J Szych; M Sadkowska-Todys
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-02-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1560-7917     ISO Abbreviation:  Euro Surveill.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-30     Completed Date:  2008-05-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887452     Medline TA:  Euro Surveill     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter Infections / epidemiology*,  microbiology*
Campylobacter coli*
Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*,  microbiology*
Poland / epidemiology
Population Surveillance
Risk Assessment / methods
Risk Factors

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