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Outbreak of group A streptococcal throat infection: don't forget to ask about food.

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Source
Epidemiol Infect. 2008 Sep;136(9):1165-71
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-2008
Author
G. Falkenhorst
J. Bagdonaite
M. Lisby
S B Madsen
L. Lambertsen
K E P Olsen
K. Mølbak
Author Affiliation
Department of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark. GFA@ssi.dk
Source
Epidemiol Infect. 2008 Sep;136(9):1165-71
Date
Sep-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Denmark - epidemiology
Disease Outbreaks
Female
Food Microbiology
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Pharyngitis - epidemiology - microbiology
Streptococcal Infections - epidemiology - microbiology
Streptococcus pyogenes
Abstract
We report a large foodborne outbreak due to group A streptococci (GAS), which caused acute tonsillo-pharyngitis in 200-250 patrons of a company canteen in Copenhagen, Denmark, in June 2006. A retrospective cohort study of canteen users showed that consumption of cold pasta was associated with an increased risk of illness (attack rate 68%, risk ratio 4.1, P
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18005475 View in PubMed
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