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An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni enteritis in a school of Madrid, Spain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15879642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by Campylobacter infection was identified in May 2003 in a school in Madrid, Spain. Eighty one cases were identified in a total of 253 people studied. A retrospective cohort study showed that a custard made with ultra high temperature (UHT) milk was associated with illness (RR: 3.15; 95% CI: 1.25-7.93). The custard was probably contaminated with Campylobacter jejuni from a raw chicken prepared a day previously in the same kitchen. Our recommendations were to periodically remind the school s authorities how to act if an outbreak should be suspected, to include the monitoring of a food handler s working day in each environmental investigation in order to detect any risk behaviour; to implement microbiological analysis from the surfaces and utensils of the collective kitchens and improve the sanitary education of food handlers.
M Jiménez; P Soler; J D Venanzi; P Canté; C Varela; F Martínez Navarro
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1560-7917     ISO Abbreviation:  Euro Surveill.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-01     Completed Date:  2006-03-29     Revised Date:  2013-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887452     Medline TA:  Euro Surveill     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Epidemiology Training Program, Health Institute Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter / isolation & purification*
Campylobacter Infections / epidemiology*
Child, Preschool
Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
Food Contamination / analysis,  statistics & numerical data*
Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology*
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Spain / epidemiology
Students / statistics & numerical data

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