Gastroenteritis Due to Vibrio parahemolyticus Hsin-Chu County

Hu-Kao Village Health Station

1985 Vol.1 NO.9

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During July 7-9, 1985, an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among guests at a wedding banquet in Hu-Kao Village. Hsin-Chu County. The suspect meal was served on Jul 7 from noon to 2:00 pm. Approximately 300 people attended the banquet which was served in the hosts home b) a catering company. From the guest list, we were able to identify and interview 181 banquet attendees their family members who ate left-over food. A case of gastroenteritis was defined as anyone who attended the banquet or ate left-over food and developed illness during July 7-10 with at least two of the following symptoms: diarrhea.