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An outbreak of gastroenteritis of unknown origin in Tehran, July 2003

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(2007) An outbreak of gastroenteritis of unknown origin in Tehran, July 2003. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. pp. 1138-1140. ISSN 10288880 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Aim of this study was to determine the causative agent and source of a large gastroenteritis outbreak occurred in a national financial center (CBIRI) in July 2003. A patient definition was defined staff were interviewed in the clinic of the Bank and their information were collected by means of a standardized questionnaire. A total of 110 fecal specimens were collected within 48 h of symptom onset from 100 patients with symptoms of gastroenteritis and 10 restaurant staff. The specimens were processed within 12 h to detect ova and parasites by direct microscopy and common bacteria by standard methods. The outbreak started on 22 July 2003 lasted 4 days. From a total of 1300 staff. 535 persons experienced a severe gastrointestinal illness. None but one of tested fecal samples were positive for bacterial enteric pathogens. S. paratyphi B was isolated from the positive case. Definitive association between illness and isolated S. paratyphi B remained to be determined since it was isolated only from one case. There is a need, however, for increased awareness among both professionals and the public to implement appropriate prevention measures and monitoring of food and water. © 2007 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Ranjbar, R.UNSPECIFIED
Salimkhani, E.UNSPECIFIED
Sadeghifard, N.UNSPECIFIED
Zaeimi Yazdi, J.UNSPECIFIED
Morovvati, S.UNSPECIFIED
Jonaidi, N.UNSPECIFIED
Izadi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Gastroenteritis Outbreak Tehran article chemistry epidemic feces human Iran public health questionnaire Disease Outbreaks Humans Questionnaires Bacteria (microorganisms)
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Page Range: pp. 1138-1140
Journal or Publication Title: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 10
Number: 7
ISSN: 10288880 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1675

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