A foodborne outbreak due to Cryptosporidium parvum in Helsinki, November 2008.

@article{Pnka2009AFO,
  title={A foodborne outbreak due to Cryptosporidium parvum in Helsinki, November 2008.},
  author={A P{\"o}nka and Hannele Kotilainen and Ruska Rimhanen-Finne and Pekka Hokkanen and Marja Liisa H{\"a}nninen and Arto Kaarna and TaruMeriT. Meri and Markku Kuusi},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 28}
}
We report the first foodborne outbreak caused by Cryptosporidium parvum in Finland. The outbreak occurred among personnel of the Public Works Department in Helsinki, who had eaten in the same canteen. 72 persons fell ill with diarrhoea, none was hospitalised. Four faecal samples obtained from 12 ill persons were positive for Cryptosporidium by an antigen identification assay and microscopy. The vehicle of infection could not be identified with certainty but a salad mixture was suspected. 
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