An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica infections caused by contaminated tofu (soybean curd).

@article{Tacket1985AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica infections caused by contaminated tofu (soybean curd).},
  author={Carol O. Tacket and Jennifer Ballard and Nigel G. Harris and Jeffrey Allard and Clarissa Nolan and Taisheng Quan and Mitchell L. Cohen},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={121 5},
  pages={705-11}
}
The authors investigated 50 Yersinia enterocolitica infections during an outbreak of illness due to contaminated tofu (soybean curd) in Washington State between December 15, 1981 and February 22, 1982. The most common clinical syndrome (36 patients) was gastrointestinal infection for which two patients underwent appendectomies and one a partial colectomy. Of the remaining 14 patients, six had extraintestinal infections, two had fever alone, and six were asymptomatic. The patients with enteric… CONTINUE READING