foodborne

Botulism in Argentina

Based on an investigation of an outbreak of botulism among bus drivers in Buenos Aires in 1998.

 

Objectives:

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
Argentina
Year: 
2002
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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A Multistate Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis

Local outbreak of cyclosporiasis was harbinger of multistate outbreak in 1996-1997; initially thought linked to strawberries, ultimately traced to raspberries from Guatemala.

 

Objectives:

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
Canada
Guatemala
United States
Year: 
2004
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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A Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infection

Based on two outbreak investigations undertaken in Michigan and Virginia in 1997, eventually linked to consumption of alfalfa sprouts.

Objectives: 

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2002
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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An Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Hotel Banquet

 

Straightforward, thorough investigation of an outbreak among attendees of a company holiday dinner held at a hotel in Virginia in 2004. Case study addresses each of the steps of an outbreak investigation.

 

 

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2003
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An Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Among Warehouse Workers

Investigation of an outbreak of gastroenteritis among workers who ate catered food while taking inventory of a warehouse.  Straightforward outbreak investigation case study.

 

Objectives:

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2005
Author (s): 

Richard Dicker

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Salmonella in the Caribbean

Focus on laboratory-based surveillance of Salmonella in Trinidad and Tobago in 1998–1999, leading to a case-control study of risk factors for salmonellosis, and to control measures.

 

Objectives:

Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
Trinidad and Tobago
Year: 
2004
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas

Based on an investigation of an outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis among students at the University of Texas in 1998, eventually traced to a foodhandler who worked in one of the campus cafeterias.

 

Objectives:

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2002
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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An Epidemic of Thyrotoxicosis

Outbreak with unknown etiology and mode of transmission, crossing state lines, 1985; a nice wrap-up study, but domestic U.S. focus.

 

Objectives:

  • Define and perform calculations of sensitivity, specificity, predictive-value of a positive test, and predictive-value of a negative test;
  • Describe the relationship between prevalence and predictive value;
  • Discuss the trade-offs between sensitivity and specificity;
  • List the principles of a good screening program.
Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1987
Author (s): 

Frederic Shaw and Richard Dicker

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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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An Outbreak of Jaundice in a Rural County ("West Branch Hepatitis") ("Omegaw County")

Community outbreak of hepatitis A associated with glazed pastries, 1968; an outbreak investigation in a community.

Objectives

•    Define the term “epidemic,”

•    Create a case definition and explain its importance in an outbreak investigation,

•    Draw and interpret an epidemic curve,

•    Calculate an attack rate,

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1970
Author (s): 

Virgil Peavy, Fred Hoesly

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