Investigation of a Food Poisoning Outbreak in Fanyuan, Changhua County


1998 Vol.14 NO.12

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On October 5, 1997, to celebrate the completion of their new house, the Chen’s of Fanyuan Township, Changhua County, gave a party. That night, some guests developed symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain and were treated at the Erhlin Branch of the Changhua Christian Hospital. The purpose of epidemiological investigation is to identify food item(s) responsible for the food poisoning and the pathogenic agent(s). The present investigation used a structured questionnaire to telephone-interview guests of the party for information concerning their demographic background, food items consumed, and physical conditions.