Case–Control Study of an Acute Aflatoxicosis Outbreak, Kenya, 2004

@article{AzzizBaumgartner2005CaseControlSO,
  title={Case–Control Study of an Acute Aflatoxicosis Outbreak, Kenya, 2004},
  author={E. Azziz-Baumgartner and K. Lindblade and K. Gieseker and H. Rogers and S. Kieszak and H. Njapau and R. Schleicher and L. McCoy and A. Misore and K. Decock and C. Rubin and L. Slutsker},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2005},
  volume={113},
  pages={1779 - 1783}
}
Objectives: During January–June 2004, an aflatoxicosis outbreak in eastern Kenya resulted in 317 cases and 125 deaths. We conducted a case–control study to identify risk factors for contamination of implicated maize and, for the first time, quantitated biomarkers associated with acute aflatoxicosis. Design: We administered questionnaires regarding maize storage and consumption and obtained maize and blood samples from participants. Participants: We recruited 40 case-patients with aflatoxicosis… Expand
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