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European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 581–585 | Cite as

An outbreak ofCampylobacter infection associated with the consumption of unpasteurised milk at a large festival in England

  • D. Morgan
  • C. Gunneberg
  • D. Gunnell
  • T. D. Healing
  • S. Lamerton
  • N. Soltanpoor
  • D. A. Lewis
  • D. G. White
Article

Abstract

Seventy-two laboratory confirmed cases ofCampylobacter infection were identified in people who attended a large festival in England. A case-control study was undertaken to identify the vehicle of infection. Potential risk factors included the water supply to the site, and food, bottled spring water and unpasteurised milk sold at the event. Only the consumption of unpasteurised milk showed a statistical association with having aCampylobacter infection, strongly suggesting that this was the vehicle of infection.

Key words

Campylobacter Festival Unpasteurised milk 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Morgan
    • 1
  • C. Gunneberg
    • 1
  • D. Gunnell
    • 2
  • T. D. Healing
    • 1
  • S. Lamerton
    • 3
  • N. Soltanpoor
    • 4
  • D. A. Lewis
    • 5
  • D. G. White
    • 5
  1. 1.Public Health Laboratory Service-Communicable Disease Surveillance CentreLondon
  2. 2.Somerset Health AuthorityTaunton, Somerset
  3. 3.Environmental Health DepartmentMendip District Council Shepton MalletSomerset
  4. 4.Public Health Laboratory Service Statistics UnitLondon
  5. 5.Bath Public Health LaboratoryRoyal United HospitalBathUK

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