An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness and erythema nodosum from grated carrots contaminated with Yersinia pseudotuberculosis.

@article{Jalava2006AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness and erythema nodosum from grated carrots contaminated with Yersinia pseudotuberculosis.},
  author={Katri Jalava and Marjaana Hakkinen and Miia Maaria Valkonen and U M Nakari and Taito Palo and Saija Hallanvuo and Jukka Ollgren and Anja Siitonen and J Pekka Nuorti},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={194 9},
  pages={
          1209-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND Outbreaks of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection have been epidemiologically linked to fresh produce, but the bacterium has not been recovered from the food items implicated. In May 2003, a cluster of gastrointestinal illness and erythema nodosum was detected among schoolchildren who had eaten lunches prepared by the same institutional kitchen. METHODS We conducted a case-control study and trace-back, environmental, and laboratory investigations. Case patients had culture… 

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