Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 infection: association with hen's eggs.

@article{Coyle1988SalmonellaEP,
  title={Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 infection: association with hen's eggs.},
  author={E F Coyle and Stephen R. Palmer and Clarissa Dantas Ribeiro and Hugh I. Jones and Anthony J Howard and Loughlin Ward and Bernard Rowe},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1988},
  volume={2 8623},
  pages={1295-7}
}
Epidemiological and microbiological investigation of the four outbreaks of Salmonella enteritidis phage type (PT) 4 that occurred in Wales in 1988 implicated foods containing shell eggs from hens as the vehicle of infection. In a case-control study of sporadic cases there was a significant association between infection and egg consumption in the 3 days before illness. These findings provide data to support the warnings from the Departments of Health in the United Kingdom about risks of… CONTINUE READING
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