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An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium associated with Bakery X franchises in Queensland, Australia.

Background: On the 21st of May 2010, Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services identified fourteen cases of Salmonella Typhimurium (STm) infection with the same or similar genotype. Hypothesis-generating interviews identified the consumption of food from BakeryX franchises as a common exposure amongst eight cases.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Authors: Lisa J. Whop1, 2, 3, RJ. Stafford3, K. Lokuge2 1 OzFoodNet, Communicable Disease Branch, Queensland Health, Queensland, Australia 2 National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Australian Capital

Presenter (s): 
Ms. Lisa Whop

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

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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

Online questionnaires: improving timeliness of outbreak investigations

Background: In April 2010 the South Australian Department of Health investigated a gastro-intestinal outbreak at a church camp (n=89). As email addresses were available for all attendees an online questionnaire was adopted for the first time in South Australia. Online questionnaires are an innovative technology that enables fast data analysis and rapid public health response to suspected outbreaks. This new technique for outbreak investigation was compared to a recent departmental paper-based cohort investigation (n=328).

Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

Amy E. Parry, K.Byron-Gray, D.Johnson, J.Raupach, M.McPherson

Presenter (s): 
Ms. Amy Parry
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