Listeriosis outbreak associated with the consumption of rillettes in France in 1993.

  title={Listeriosis outbreak associated with the consumption of rillettes in France in 1993.},
  author={Véronique Goulet and Jocelyne Rocourt and Isabelle Rebi{\`e}re and Christine Jacquet and Cordelia Moyse and P Dehaumont and Gilles Salvat and Pedro Augusto Veit},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={177 1},
An outbreak of listeriosis involving 38 patients occurred in France between 18 June and 5 October 1993. The epidemic clone was characterized by serovar 4b, phagovar 2671:108:312, and DNA macrorestriction patterns 12 and 13. Thirty-one case-patients were materno-neonatal patients and 7 patients were nonpregnant adults. Preliminary analysis of a case-control study implicated a pork product, rillettes, of a particular brand (odds ratio, 18; 95% confidence interval, 2.2-208) as the vehicle of… 

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