Traduction en anglais : Food-borne outbreak of a salmonella enteriditis epidemic in a major pharmaceutical company.
In summer 1991 an outbreak of a Salmonella enteritidis epidemic involving about 600 cases of gastroenteritis occurred at one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in southwestern Germany.
The main source was a cold fruit soup, in addition Salmonella were isolated from meat strips and a curd cheese which were used for a salad dressing.
A total of 2300 contaminated food portions were served resulting in an attack rate of about 25%. The possible origin could have been an asymptomatic Salmonella-positive member of the kitchen personnel who was the only one who was involved with the preparation of all the incriminated foods.
A further spread of the epidemic and especially the possible contamination of pharmaceuticals was avoided by the timely and adequate reaction of the company's occupational medical service.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gastroentérite, Restauration collective, Salmonellose, Bactériose, Infection, Intoxication alimentaire, Foyer infectieux, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Industrie pharmaceutique, Allemagne, Europe, Prévention, Dissémination
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gastroenteritis, Catering, Salmonellosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Food poisoning, Infectious focus, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Intestinal disease, Epidemiology, Human, Pharmaceutical industry, Germany, Europe, Prevention, Dissemination
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0340822
Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 199406.