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OUTBREAK FOODBORNE ILLNESS [1 record]

Record 1 2018-03-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Diseases
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Food Safety
CONT

An outbreak of foodborne illness occurs when a group of people consume the same contaminated food and two or more of them come down with the same illness. It may be a group that ate a meal together somewhere, or it may be a group of people who do not know each other at all, but who all happened to buy and eat the same contaminated item from a grocery store or restaurant. For an outbreak to occur, something must have happened to contaminate a batch of food that was eaten by the group of people. Often, a combination of events contributes to the outbreak. A contaminated food may be left out a room temperature for many hours, allowing the bacteria to multiply to high numbers, and then be insufficiently cooked to kill the bacteria.

Key term(s)
  • outbreak of foodborne illness

French

Domaine(s)
  • Épidémiologie
  • Maladies humaines
  • Microbiologie et parasitologie
  • Salubrité alimentaire
DEF

Éclosion d'une maladie humaine avec preuve déterminante (épidémiologique ou de laboratoire) qui indique qu'un aliment était la source commune d'exposition au contaminant responsable de la maladie.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Epidemiología
  • Enfermedades humanas
  • Microbiología y parasitología
  • Inocuidad Alimentaria
DEF

Episodio en el cual tres o más personas presentan una enfermedad similar después de ingerir alimentos y/o productos alimenticios, incluida el agua, con el mismo origen y donde la evidencia epidemiológica o el análisis del laboratorio implica a los alimentos y/o al agua como vehículos de la misma.

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