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Gastroenteritis outbreak at holiday resort, central Italy.

Migliorati G, Prencipe V, Ripani A, Di Francesco C, Casaccia C, Crudeli S, Ferri N, Giovannini A, Marconi MM, Marfoglia C, Melai V, Savini G, Scortichini G, Semprini P, Ruggeri FM - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Bottom Line: During the summer of 2003, a gastroenteritis outbreak spread throughout a holiday resort in central Italy.Fecally contaminated groundwater and seawater were leaking into the non-drinking-water system, which was found to be connected to the drinking-water system of a large resort.This contamination had a primary role in the onset of the outbreak and spread of the infection.

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Affiliation: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo and Molise "G. Caporale," Teramo, Italy. g.migliorati@izs.it

ABSTRACT
During the summer of 2003, a gastroenteritis outbreak spread throughout a holiday resort in central Italy. Fecally contaminated groundwater and seawater were leaking into the non-drinking-water system, which was found to be connected to the drinking-water system of a large resort. This contamination had a primary role in the onset of the outbreak and spread of the infection.

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A) Geographic distribution of ammonia residues, central Italy, 2003. Large dots indicate location of wells tested. N.D., not detectable. B) Map of resort area, showing areas of water storage and use.
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Figure 1: A) Geographic distribution of ammonia residues, central Italy, 2003. Large dots indicate location of wells tested. N.D., not detectable. B) Map of resort area, showing areas of water storage and use.

Mentions: We conducted a survey at an Italian holiday resort that had a history of gastroenteritis epidemics. The resort can accommodate 4,080 persons and is organized into 2 different areas: 1 for cabins and 1 for campers or tents. Bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and a sports center with swimming pools are provided (Figure 1). The last stretch of a small river (the Salinello River) runs on one side of the village.


Gastroenteritis outbreak at holiday resort, central Italy.

Migliorati G, Prencipe V, Ripani A, Di Francesco C, Casaccia C, Crudeli S, Ferri N, Giovannini A, Marconi MM, Marfoglia C, Melai V, Savini G, Scortichini G, Semprini P, Ruggeri FM - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

A) Geographic distribution of ammonia residues, central Italy, 2003. Large dots indicate location of wells tested. N.D., not detectable. B) Map of resort area, showing areas of water storage and use.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: A) Geographic distribution of ammonia residues, central Italy, 2003. Large dots indicate location of wells tested. N.D., not detectable. B) Map of resort area, showing areas of water storage and use.
Mentions: We conducted a survey at an Italian holiday resort that had a history of gastroenteritis epidemics. The resort can accommodate 4,080 persons and is organized into 2 different areas: 1 for cabins and 1 for campers or tents. Bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, and a sports center with swimming pools are provided (Figure 1). The last stretch of a small river (the Salinello River) runs on one side of the village.

Bottom Line: During the summer of 2003, a gastroenteritis outbreak spread throughout a holiday resort in central Italy.Fecally contaminated groundwater and seawater were leaking into the non-drinking-water system, which was found to be connected to the drinking-water system of a large resort.This contamination had a primary role in the onset of the outbreak and spread of the infection.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo and Molise "G. Caporale," Teramo, Italy. g.migliorati@izs.it

ABSTRACT
During the summer of 2003, a gastroenteritis outbreak spread throughout a holiday resort in central Italy. Fecally contaminated groundwater and seawater were leaking into the non-drinking-water system, which was found to be connected to the drinking-water system of a large resort. This contamination had a primary role in the onset of the outbreak and spread of the infection.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus