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Epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni outbreak in a middle school in Incheon, Korea.

Authors
Yu, JH; Kim, NY; Cho, NG; Kim, JH; Kang, YA; Lee, HG
Citation
Journal of Korean medical science, 25(11):1595-1600, 2010
Journal Title
Journal of Korean medical science
ISSN
1011-89341598-6357
Abstract
On July 6, 2009, an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among middle school students in Incheon. An investigation to identify the source and describe the extent of the outbreak was conducted. A retrospective cohort study among students, teachers, and food handlers exposed to canteen food in the middle school was performed. Using self-administered questionnaires, information was collected concerning on symptoms, days that canteen food was consumed, and food items consumed. Stool samples were collected from 66 patients and 11 food handlers. The catering kitchen was inspected and food samples were taken. Of the 791 people who ate canteen food, 92 cases became ill, representing an attack rate of 11.6%. Thirty-one (40.3%) of the 77 stool specimens were positive for Campylobacter jejuni. Interviews with kitchen staff indicated the likelihood that undercooked chicken was provided. This is the first recognized major C. jejuni outbreak associated with contaminated chicken documented in Korea.
MeSH terms
AdolescentAdultAnimalsCampylobacter Infections/*epidemiology*Campylobacter jejuniChickensCohort Studies*Disease OutbreaksElectrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-FieldEnvironmental ExposureFemaleFood ContaminationHumansMaleMiddle AgedQuestionnairesRepublic of KoreaRetrospective StudiesRisk FactorsWater Microbiology
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2010.25.11.1595
PMID
21060748
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