A food-borne streptococcal sore throat outbreak in a small community.

@article{Asteberg2006AFS,
  title={A food-borne streptococcal sore throat outbreak in a small community.},
  author={Inger Asteberg and Yvonne Andersson and Leif Dotevall and Monika Ericsson and Jessica Darenberg and Birgitta Henriques-Nordmark and Ann S{\"o}derstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 11-12},
  pages={988-94}
}
Beta-haemolytic group A streptococci (GAS) is a common cause of sore throat, usually spread person-to-person. Outbreaks related to infected food have more seldom been reported. The bacteria may originate from the throat or from wounds on the hands of persons handling the food. An outbreak in Sätila, Sweden, in April/May 2003 involving 153 individuals who fell ill after eating contaminated 'sandwich-layer cakes' was investigated in a descriptive, retrospective cohort study. Questionnaires were… CONTINUE READING