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Epidemiology of a food poisoning epidemic (staphylococcus enterotoxin)

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An epidemic of food poisoning due to Staphylococcus entertoxin elaborated in a chicken salad affected 43 men of a 790 man Detachment on 16 September 1946. The probable source of inoculation was traced to a finger infection in one of the two men directly engaged in its preparation. Staphylococcus albus was obtained on various culture media in pure growth. The mess officers and attendants were instructed in the future prevention of food contamination.

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Reich, M.N.E. Epidemiology of a food poisoning epidemic (staphylococcus enterotoxin). Jour. D. D. 14, 238–240 (1947). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03001063

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Keywords

  • Food Poisoning
  • Brucellosis
  • Coli Group
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