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Nosocomial Escherichia coli outbreak in the Neonatal Unit of Hospital Dr. Juan Manuel Glvez, Honduras, March-May 2008

Background: Globally five million infants die each year, 32% due to infections, the percentage in Honduras is similar. In March 2008, there was an Escherichia coli outbreak among neonates in the Neonatal Unit (NU), Hospital Dr. Juan Manuel Glvez. In the first phase of this outbreak investigation, we confirmed as well as identified the causal agent. There were 61 cases (attack rate 27/100 discharges, lethality 1.6%). The objective of this second phase was to determine the risk factors associated with infection and implement measures prevention and control.

Year: 
2007
Author (s): 

Guillen, Doris

Presenter (s): 
Dr o Dra. Doris Guillen

Outbreak of E. coli O157: H7 in a religious group, Talanga, Francisco Morazn, Honduras. November 2009

Introduction: Escherichia coli is a major cause of diarrhea in children living in underdeveloped countries. On 15 November 2009 the Directorate General of Health Surveillance (DGVS) was notified of the occurrence of suspected foodborne illness among 72 members of a church had been participating in religious retreat, and were being treated in a public hospital. We initiated an investigation to characterize the outbreak and determine risk factors.

Year: 
2007
Author (s): 

Gustavo A, Urbina 1, H. Mejia 2, M. 3 Valdes Gomez, E. Rodriguez

Presenter (s): 
Dr o Dra. Gustavo Urbina

Contaminated school water led to diarrhoeal outbreak among Primary School children in Parsha village, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2009.

Background: Diarrhoeal outbreaks are uncommon in Himachal Pradesh. Nevertheless media reported a few cases of diarrhoeaamong school children in village Parsha, district Kullu on, 28th May, 2009. We suspected an outbreak and investigated to identify the etiological agent, exposure and propose control measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Joginder Thakur, Vidya Ramachandran, Sushil Chander Field Epidemiology Training Programme, National Institute of Epidemiology (Indian Council of Medical Research), R-127, 3rd Avenue, Tamil Nadu Housing Board, Ayapakkam, Chennai - 600077, India. Telepho

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Joginder Thakur

Outbreak of Food Poisoning at a Salad Joint-Koforidua, Ghana, November 2009

Background: Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but sometimes deadly illness. In Ghana, the extrapolated incidence of food poisoning is 5.8 million annually. On the 5th of November 2009, persons who ate salad from a salad joint reported to the Regional Hospital with abdominal cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. We investigated to identify the agent, the source of infection and to institute control measures.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Joyce Der1, 2, F. Dzata2, L. Ayittey2, A. Laweh2, S. Mantey2, B. Amanya2, O. Apori2 1. Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon 2. Ghana Health Service

Presenter (s): 
Ms. Joyce Der

Outbreak of diarrhea in an Education Center in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazn, Honduras. May 2010

Introduction: In 2008 the incidence rate for diarrhea in Honduras was 2897.6 per 100,000 population. On May 12, 2010 the General Directorate for Health Surveillance was notified of diarrhea among 160 people attending an Education Center (EC) in Tegucigalpa. An investigation was initiated to characterize the outbreak and implement prevention and control measures.

Year: 
2007
Author (s): 

G. Urbina, H. Mejia, E. Rodriguez

Presenter (s): 
Dr o Dra. Gustavo Urbina

Investigation of a malaria outbreak in a highly endemic city - Par, Brazil, 2009.

Abstract Text:

Background: On October 2009 the Brazilian National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) was notified of an increase of malaria cases in Anajs, located in the Amazon region. The average Parasite Incidence Rate (PIR: malaria positive smears/population) from 2003 to 2008 was 478/1,000 inhabitants. We performed an investigation to confirm the outbreak, describe the timeliness of case detection and treatment, and recommend control measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Authors: Gilmara L. Nascimento1, A. Castro1, A. N_brega1, W. Araujo1, M. N_brega2 1. Brazilian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EPISUS), Center for Strategic Information and Response in Health Surveillance (CIEVS), Department of Epidemiological S

Presenter (s): 
Ms. GILMARA NASCIMENTO
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