Two consecutive large outbreaks of Salmonella enterica serotype Agona infections in infants linked to the consumption of powdered infant formula.

@article{Brouard2007TwoCL,
  title={Two consecutive large outbreaks of Salmonella enterica serotype Agona infections in infants linked to the consumption of powdered infant formula.},
  author={C{\'e}cile Brouard and Emmanuelle Espi{\'e} and François-Xavier Weill and Anna{\"e}lle K{\'e}rouanton and Anne Brisabois and Anna-Maria Forgue and V{\'e}ronique Vaillant and Henriette de Valk},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={148-52}
}
BACKGROUND An increase of isolation of Salmonella Agona was observed in January through February 2005 among infants in France. METHODS Case-control study, food trace-back and microbiologic investigations were promptly carried out. RESULTS A total of 141 confirmed cases <12 months of age were identified. Most had diarrhea (99%; bloody 56%) and fever (75%) and 36% were hospitalized for 5 days on average and none died. In the case-control analysis, all 23 cases and none of the 23 controls had… CONTINUE READING
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