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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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Epidemic curve of cases studied, central Italy, 2003.
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Figure 2: Epidemic curve of cases studied, central Italy, 2003.

Mentions: We determined that a gastroenteritis epidemic occurred from July 1, 2003, to September 4, 2003 (Figure 2). Overall, 183 case-patients were identified (169 guests and 14 resort employees); 123 (67%) belonged to 2–4 case-family clusters. Approximately two thirds of case-patients had symptoms within 6 days of arrival. We selected and interviewed 181 controls (128 guests and 53 resort employees) for the study.


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)

Epidemic curve of cases studied, central Italy, 2003.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2570826&req=5

Figure 2: Epidemic curve of cases studied, central Italy, 2003.
Mentions: We determined that a gastroenteritis epidemic occurred from July 1, 2003, to September 4, 2003 (Figure 2). Overall, 183 case-patients were identified (169 guests and 14 resort employees); 123 (67%) belonged to 2–4 case-family clusters. Approximately two thirds of case-patients had symptoms within 6 days of arrival. We selected and interviewed 181 controls (128 guests and 53 resort employees) for the study.

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.

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Related in: MedlinePlus