A community waterborne outbreak of salmonellosis and the effectiveness of a boil water order.

@article{Angulo1997ACW,
  title={A community waterborne outbreak of salmonellosis and the effectiveness of a boil water order.},
  author={Frederick J. Angulo and S Tippen and Donald J Sharp and Bobby Joe Payne and Cheza Collier and Jeffrey E. Hill and Timothy J. Barrett and Robert M. Clark and Edwin E. Geldreich and H D Donnell and David L. Swerdlow},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={580-4}
}
OBJECTIVES A 1993 large water-borne outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium infections in Gideon, Mo, a city of 1100 with an unchlorinated community water supply, was investigated to determine the source of contamination and the effectiveness of an order to boil water. METHODS A survey of household members in Gideon and the surrounding township produced information on diarrheal illness, water consumption, and compliance with the boil water order. RESULTS More than 650 persons were ill; 15 were… CONTINUE READING

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