Staphylococcal food poisoning in the United States. New facts and old misconceptions.

@article{Holmberg1984StaphylococcalFP,
  title={Staphylococcal food poisoning in the United States. New facts and old misconceptions.},
  author={Scott Holmberg and Paul A Blake},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1984},
  volume={251 4},
  pages={487-9}
}
To determine the current epidemiologic characteristics of staphylococcal food-borne disease (SFD), we reviewed 131 outbreaks reported to the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, from 1977 through 1981. Staphylococcal food-borne disease was the second most common cause of reported food-borne illness, affecting more than 7,000 persons during the five-year period; 10% of these patients visited or were admitted to hospitals for their illnesses. The proportion of outbreaks attributable to… CONTINUE READING

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