This study assessed the impact in Georgia of a nationwide salmonellose outbreak caused by ice crosses products and the effectiveness of the subsequent warning against eating the implicated products.
A telephone survey of 250 randomly selected Georgia custemers of the ice cream producer was conducted 1 to 17 days atter the Results.
Respondents from 179 households representing 628 persons were interviewed.
The median date of first hearing the warning was 5 days after it was issued, and 16 respondents (9%) had not heard it.
Among those who had heard the warning, 42 (26%) die not initially believe the products were unsale.
In 22 (31%) of the 72 households that had the implicated ice cream when the respondent heard the warning, someone subsequently ate the ice cream Diarrhea was reported in 26% (12 1/463) of persons who had cuten the products but in only 5% (8/132) who had not (odds ratio [conending for household clustering)=3.8 ; 93% confludence interval 0 7.5).
We estimate this outbreak caused 11 000 cases of diarrhea in Georgia, 1760 (6%) with exposure after the warning.
A large outbreak occurred in Georgia, much of which ingh have been prevented by a more fimely and convincing warning.
Mots-clés Pascal : Salmonellose, Bactériose, Infection, Homme, Géorgie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Epidémie, Information public, Crème glacée, Etude statistique, Etude longitudinale, Education santé, Appareil digestif pathologie, Avertissement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Salmonellosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Human, Georgia, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Epidemic, Public information, Ice cream, Statistical study, Follow up study, Health education, Digestive diseases
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0082783
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 31/05/1999.