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ID (ISN) del documento51678
Número CIS 89-1022
ISSN - Título de la serie 0140-6736 - Lancet
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) Reid J.A., White D.G., Caul E.O., Palmer S.R.
Título Role of infected foold handler in hotel outbreak of Norwalk-like viral gastroenteritis: Implications for control
Información bibliográfica 6 Aug. 1988, Vol.2, No.8606, p.321-323. 17 ref.
Resumen Investigation of an outbreak of viral (Norwalk-like) gastroenteritis amongst staff (40 cases), resident guests (over 70 cases), and persons attending functions (54 cases) at one hotel over 8 days suggested that the main vehicle of infection was cold foods prepared by a food handler during and after a mild gastrointestinal illness. He was excreting Norwalk-like virus particles 48 hours after the illness. In addition, ill kitchen staff vomited in the kitchen area and may have contaminated surfaces and stored foods. It is recommended that food handlers should be regarded as potentially infectious until at least 48 hours after clinical recovery from viral gastroenteritis. Stored foods that may have been contaminated should be immediately discarded and areas of the work place which may have been affected should be identified and decontaminated.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades víricas; contaminación de los alimentos; industria hotelera; gastroenteritis
Descriptores (secundarios) estudio de caso; enfermedades gastrointestinales; enfermedades infecciosas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Alimentación, bebidas, tabaco
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Gastrointestinal diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Hotels and restaurants
Environmental pollution
Bacterial and parasitic diseases