An Outbreak of Enteritis During a Pilgrimage to Mecca ("Mecca")

C. perfringens outbreak among members of the Kuwaiti medical mission during the pilgrimage to Mecca, 1979; a very straightforward outbreak investigation in a defined population with only 3 foods.

 

Objectives:

  • Define the term epidemic;
  • Create and understand the uses of a case definition;
  • Draw an epidemic curve;
  • Calculate food-specific attack rates;
  • List the steps in investigating an acute outbreak.
Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
Saudi Arabia
Year: 
1980
Author (s): 

Fred Hoesly and Virgil Peavy

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