Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/4110
Type: Journal article
Title: An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium RDNC A045 at a wedding feast in South Australia
Author: Brennan, Peter
Holland, Rosalind
Hall, Robert Geoffrey
Cameron, Scott
Citation: Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 1999; 23(4):101-103
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0725-3141
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Peter Brennan, Rosalind Holland, Robert Hall and Scott Cameron
Abstract: In April 1998 an outbreak of salmonellosis amongst guests at a wedding feast was investigated. Of the 58 attendees interviewed 38 (66%) subsequently developed gastrointestinal symptoms. Stool cultures from 7 cases grew Salmonella Typhimurium RDNC A045. Food samples were culture-negative for Salmonella spp. A cohort study implicated spatchcock (RR 2.5, 95% CI 1.09-5.77) and scampi (RR 2.0, 95% CI 1.05-3.89). Temperature abuse and cross-contamination within the kitchen during preparation and cooking are likely to have been the main contributing factors to this outbreak. Control measures included staff education in safe food handling and improvements in poultry processing methods to minimise carcass contamination.
Published version: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-pubs-cdi-1999-cdi2304-cdi2304c.htm
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