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A foodborne outbreak of Salmonella infection due to overproduction of egg-containing foods for a festival.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16181500     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A large outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred in Catalonia in June 2002 with 1435 cases and 117 hospitalizations. Consumption of a hard pastry with vanilla cream was strongly associated with illness. Stool samples from cases and food-handlers were analysed. The premises of the food manufacturer were inspected and food samples were taken for microbiological analysis. Salmonella serotype Enteriditis was isolated from 154 cases, three food-handlers and nine food samples. Outbreak-associated strains showed a coincident phage type, antibiotype and pulse-field gel electrophoresis pattern. Inadequate handling of foods containing eggs occurred because the establishment exceeded its safe food production capacity to meet demand for the pastry, which was consumed on the day of a traditional festival. Excessive production of foods for holidays or special events represents a potential public health threat.
Authors:
N Camps; A Dom?nguez; M Company; M P?rez; J Pardos; T Llobet; M A Usera; L Salleras;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0950-2688     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-26     Completed Date:  2005-11-25     Revised Date:  2010-05-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Territorial Services of Gerona, Department of Health, Gerona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Case-Control Studies
Child
Child, Preschool
Dairy Products / microbiology
Disease Outbreaks*
Feces / microbiology
Female
Food Handling
Food Microbiology*
Holidays
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Salmonella Food Poisoning / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Salmonella enteritidis / classification,  isolation & purification*
Spain / epidemiology

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