A diagnosis of gastrointestinal infection with Yersinia frederiksenii was made in a 24-year-old female hospital doctor, resident in hospital.
An additional three of nine medical residents screened were found to be faecal carriers of Y. frederiksenii.
The latter three residents denied any gastrointestinal symptoms.
Screening of 25 resident nurses and 25 in-patients for carriage of Y. frederiksenii was negative.
Initial investigation revealed that the medical residents frequently drank unpasteurized milk, which was supplied on the understanding that it would be used for cooking only.
Counts of >108 cfu l-1 were obtained from unpasteurized milk samples, including 24 species of Gram-negative bacilli.
Mots-clés Pascal : Yersiniose, Bactériose, Infection, Mode transmission, Intoxication alimentaire, Gastroentérite, Etude cas, Personnel sanitaire, Diagnostic, Femelle, Hôpital, Symptomatologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Lait, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Yersinia frederiksenii
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Yersiniosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Transmission mode, Food poisoning, Gastroenteritis, Case study, Health staff, Diagnosis, Female, Hospital, Symptomatology, Epidemiology, Human, Milk, United Kingdom, Europe, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Intestinal disease
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Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 199406.