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Epidemiol Infect. 1993 Apr;110(2):261-5.

A point source outbreak of campylobacter infection related to bird-pecked milk.

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Public Health Laboratory, Exeter.

Abstract

A point source outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni affected 11 children in a day nursery. Milk consumed by the children was known to have been pecked by magpies on occasions. Illness was significantly associated with consumption of milk on a single morning. Examination of milk from a bottle pecked after the outbreak yielded campylobacters. The level of contamination was approximately six cells of C. jejuni per 500 ml of milk.

PMID:
8472769
PMCID:
PMC2272262
DOI:
10.1017/s0950268800068187
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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