Accession Number:

ADA158536

Title:

Foodborne and Waterborne Disease Outbreaks. A Compilation and Subjective Profile

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1977-Jun 1983

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This papar provides the epidemiologic field with a single source of information about many confirmed foodborne and waterborne disease outbreaks for each of five common bacterial etiologies Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Shigella, Clostridium perfringens, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The paper also evaluate traditional methods of outbreak reporting and suggest show an investigator might apply information of past outbreaks to help form an initial, presumptive diagnosis of a most probable etiologic agent in a current outbreak. Keywords Foodborne, Waterborne disease outbreaks, Presumptive diagnosis of most probable etiologic agent, Composite profile of symptom complex.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE