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Resultat
Vitenskapelig foredrag
2012

Measuring association between location of human cases in a food borne outbreak and distribution of food products to identify potential sources of infection

Bidragsytere:
  • Madelaine Norström
  • Franziska Sophie Görlach
  • Anja Bråthen Kristoffersen
  • Karin Maria Nygård og
  • Petter Hopp

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: The 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics
Sted: Maastricht
Dato fra: 20. august 2012
Dato til: 24. august 2012

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2012

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Landbruks- og fiskerifag

Emneord

Escherichia coli • Infeksjonssykdommer • Mat

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Measuring association between location of human cases in a food borne outbreak and distribution of food products to identify potential sources of infection

Sammendrag

In 2006, Norway experienced an outbreak of hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O103. A total of 17 patients from 16 households were identified from January to March. The outbreak investigation was complicated and it took 4 weeks from the alert was raised until cured sausage was identified as the source of the outbreak. The aim of this study was to develop a tool that analyze information on patient distribution and distribution of food products to give a quantitative measure for rating the food productsaccording to their probability of being the source of the outbreak. The study used data from the HUS outbreak in 2006. A tool for calculating measures of association between the distribution of human cases in a food borne outbreak and the distribution pattern of food products being potential sources of the outbreak was developed. The tool uses the geographical location and time of the human cases and information on when and where the food productswere delivered to retail shops as input data. All analysis was performed with municipality as the unit of concern. Two measures for association were applied, the first were based on Pearson’s correlation, the second on the amount of product delivered to municipalities associated with HUS-cases. Thereafter an index value based on both measures was calculated. The model ranked the source product among the 5% most probable products. This type of analyses is useful in order to focus the outbreak investigation on the most probable products, and exclude products that are unlikely to be the source based on time and geographical distribution.Further work should be done in this area to refine the model and test on other outbreaks.

Bidragsytere

Madelaine Norström

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Epidemiologi ved Veterinærinstituttet

Franziska Sophie Görlach

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Technische Universität München
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Epidemiologi ved Veterinærinstituttet

Anja Bråthen Kristoffersen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Epidemiologi ved Veterinærinstituttet

Karin Maria Nygård

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for smittevern og beredskap ved Folkehelseinstituttet
Aktiv cristin-person

Petter Hopp

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Epidemiologi ved Veterinærinstituttet
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