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A study of Campylobacter enteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7202829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the years 1978 and 1979, 432 separate outbreaks of gastro-enteritis were reported to this department by the employees of this company. All these outbreaks were fully screened, and it was seen that nineteen employees had gastro-enteritis caused by Campylobacter organisms. Investigation of these employees revealed significant findings with regard to the possible human source of the organism, and leads us to conclude that the organism can be spread by human-to-human contact, and must be treated as a food poisoning organism with subsequent exclusion of food handlers from work during the period of carriage of the organism. The study also demonstrated that the illness suffered by the affected employees was severe in nature and lasted approximately 1 to 10 days. It took on average between 17 and 19 days during 1979 for clearance to occur in the specimens of the affected employees. Thus, if food handlers are excluded from work when affected, this is a considerable period of absence from work, with considerable cost to industry and the community.
A Jones; C Harrop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0300-0605     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-28     Completed Date:  1981-05-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter Infections / diagnosis*,  transmission
Gastroenteritis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  transmission

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