International outbreak investigation of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with in-flight catering.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302491
Title:
International outbreak investigation of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with in-flight catering.
Authors:
Rebolledo, J; Garvey, P; Ryan, A; O'Donnell, J; Cormican, M; Jackson, S; Cloak, F; Cullen, L; Swaan, C M; Schimmer, B; Appels, R W; Nygard, K; Finley, R; Sreenivasan, N; Lenglet, A; Gossner, C; McKeown, P
Affiliation:
European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.
Citation:
International outbreak investigation of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with in-flight catering. 2013:1-10 Epidemiol. Infect.
Journal:
Epidemiology and infection
Issue Date:
26-Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302491
DOI:
10.1017/S0950268813001714
PubMed ID:
23890227
Abstract:
SUMMARY Rapid and wide dispersal of passengers after flights makes investigation of flight-related outbreaks challenging. An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was identified in a group of Irish travellers returning from Tanzania. Additional international cases sharing the same flight were identified. Our aim was to determine the source and potential vehicles of infection. Case-finding utilized information exchange using experts' communication networks and national surveillance systems. Demographic, clinical and food history information was collected. Twenty-five additional cases were identified from Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, USA and Canada. We conducted a case-control study which indicated a significant association between illness and consumption of milk tart (OR 10·2) and an egg dish (OR 6) served on-board the flight. No food consumed before the flight was associated with illness. Cases from countries other than Ireland provided supplementary information that facilitated the identification of likely vehicles of infection. Timely, committed international collaboration is vital in such investigations.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Local subject classification:
SALMONELLA
ISSN:
1469-4409

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRebolledo, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGarvey, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCormican, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCloak, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorSwaan, C Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchimmer, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorAppels, R Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNygard, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorFinley, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSreenivasan, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLenglet, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGossner, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T10:33:58Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-30T10:33:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-26-
dc.identifier.citationInternational outbreak investigation of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with in-flight catering. 2013:1-10 Epidemiol. Infect.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1469-4409-
dc.identifier.pmid23890227-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0950268813001714-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302491-
dc.description.abstractSUMMARY Rapid and wide dispersal of passengers after flights makes investigation of flight-related outbreaks challenging. An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was identified in a group of Irish travellers returning from Tanzania. Additional international cases sharing the same flight were identified. Our aim was to determine the source and potential vehicles of infection. Case-finding utilized information exchange using experts' communication networks and national surveillance systems. Demographic, clinical and food history information was collected. Twenty-five additional cases were identified from Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, USA and Canada. We conducted a case-control study which indicated a significant association between illness and consumption of milk tart (OR 10·2) and an egg dish (OR 6) served on-board the flight. No food consumed before the flight was associated with illness. Cases from countries other than Ireland provided supplementary information that facilitated the identification of likely vehicles of infection. Timely, committed international collaboration is vital in such investigations.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Epidemiology and infectionen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTIOUS DISEASEen_GB
dc.subject.otherSALMONELLAen_GB
dc.titleInternational outbreak investigation of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with in-flight catering.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEuropean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEpidemiology and infectionen_GB

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