Shigellosis outbreak linked to canteen-food consumption in a public institution: a matched case-control study.

@article{Garitano2011ShigellosisOL,
  title={Shigellosis outbreak linked to canteen-food consumption in a public institution: a matched case-control study.},
  author={I Guti{\'e}rrez Garitano and M. D. Cabello Naranjo and Anmarie Forier and R Hendriks and Koen de Schrijver and Sophie Bertrand and Katelijne Dierick and Emmanuel Robesyn and Sophie Quoilin},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 12},
  pages={
          1956-64
        }
}
On 13 November 2009, the authorities of Flemish Brabant, Belgium, received an alert concerning a potential outbreak of Shigella sonnei at a public institution. A study was conducted to assess the extent, discover the source and to implement further measures. We performed a matched case-control study to test an association between shigellosis and canteen-food consumption. Water samples and food handlers' faecal samples were tested. The reference laboratory characterized the retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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