Journal article

A large outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infection in a university college caused by chicken liver pâté, Australia, 2013

CRM Mpffatt, A Greig, M Valcanis, W Gao, T Seeman, BP Howden, MD Kirk

Epidemiology and infection | PubMed | Published : 2016

Abstract

In October 2013, public health authorities were notified of a suspected outbreak of gastroenteritis in students and guests following a catered function at a university residential college. A retrospective cohort study was undertaken to examine whether foods served at the function caused illness. A total of 56 cases of gastroenteritis, including seven laboratory-confirmed cases of Campylobacter jejuni infection, were identified in 235 eligible respondents. Univariate analysis showed a significant association with a chicken liver pâté entrée [relative risk (RR) 3·64, 95% confidence interval (CI) 2·03-6·52, P < 0·001], which retained significance after adjustment for confounding via multivariab..

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