Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis B in a family in southern Taiwan

Jei Kuang Chen, Hung Chin Tsai, Yung Ching Liu, Shue Ren Wann, Susan Shin Jung Lee, Yung Hsing Wang, Ming Hsin Mai, Cheng Len Sy, Yu Lin Li, Pei Jiuan Chao, Kuan Sheng Wu, Kung Ming Chen, Yao Shen Chen

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Background and purpose: This study describes a Salmonella outbreak in a 9-member family in Southern Tai-wan, and emphasizes the risk of Salmonella infection in extreme age. Methods: Salmonella infection was identified by blood culture, stool swab, and Widal test. A questionnaire was designed for the family to ascertain the underlying disease, symptoms, and history of untreated water and food exposure. Results: Of 9 members in the family, 4 had symptoms of fever, abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. There was a relationship between Salmonella infection and age, and associated symptoms included fever, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weakness. Conclusion: Salmonella infection tends to occur more frequently in very young or very old people, especially elderly patients with chronic pre-existing comorbidities. Therefore, age is a significant risk factor for this symp-tomatic disease.

頁(從 - 到)521-525
期刊Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
出版狀態已發佈 - 12月 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 微生物學(醫學)
  • 免疫學和過敏
  • 一般免疫學和微生物學
  • 傳染性疾病
  • 一般醫學


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