A foodborne disease outbreak characterized by vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, involving mostly children was investigated.
Epidemiological, hospital and laboratory investigations indicated that the disease outbreak was associated with consumption of rancid biscuits abandoned in the street corner in a crowded locality of old city Hyderabad.
The offensive flavors of rancidity were masked by the strong pineapple flavor used in the biscuits.
Rancidity of the biscuits was confirmed by high peroxide value and acidity of extracted fat.
Bacterial contamination was excluded by the total aerobic plate counts and negative tests for Staphylococcus and Salmonella.
Mots-clés Pascal : Intoxication alimentaire, Inde, Asie, Protocole thérapeutique, Enfant, Homme, Biscuit, Symptomatologie, Rancissement, Peroxydation, Lipide, Epidémiologie, Etiologie, Analyse quantitative, Contrôle qualité, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Food poisoning, India, Asia, Therapeutic protocol, Child, Human, Biscuit, Symptomatology, Rancidity, Peroxidation, Lipids, Epidemiology, Etiology, Quantitative analysis, Quality control, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0378763
Code Inist : 002B03H. Création : 01/03/1996.