An outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae type 2 among laboratory workers due to intentional food contamination.

@article{Kolavic1997AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae type 2 among laboratory workers due to intentional food contamination.},
  author={Shellie A Kolavic and Ayumi Kimura and Sherri Lee Simons and Lawrence Slutsker and Suzanne S. Barth and Charles E Haley},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1997},
  volume={278 5},
  pages={396-8}
}
CONTEXT Shigella dysenteriae type 2 is rare in the United States, and outbreaks associated with this pathogen are uncommon. OBJECTIVE To determine the magnitude and source of an outbreak of S dysenteriae type 2. DESIGN Retrospective cohort. SETTING Laboratory of a large medical center. PATIENTS Case patients were identified as laboratory workers who had diarrhea on or after October 28 and a positive stool culture or temperature greater than 37.8 degrees C. Laboratory workers with… CONTINUE READING
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