[Frozen berries as a risk factor for outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis. Results of an outbreak investigation in the summer of 2005 in Hamburg].

@article{Fell2007FrozenBA,
  title={[Frozen berries as a risk factor for outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis. Results of an outbreak investigation in the summer of 2005 in Hamburg].},
  author={Gerhard Fell and M. Boyens and Sigrid Baumgarte},
  journal={Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={230-6}
}
An outbreak of acute gastroenteritis occurred in Hamburg among guests of a canteen in August 2005. A total of 241 persons were found ill. In stool samples of 16 of them Norovirus Genogroup I was identified. Neither bacterial nor viral pathogens could be detected in food samples. Among 162 guests enrolled in a cohort study, 69 (42.6 %) met the case definition. A desert dish made from blackberries and yoghurt showed a significant association with the disease (RR 6.9; 95% CI 3.36-14.16). In… CONTINUE READING

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