Investigations of Food-Poisoning Outbreaks in Two Primary Schools, Kaohsiung City

S.L. Tsai

1993 Vol.9 NO.6

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Upon receiving a FAX report on 5 October 1992 from the Kaohsiung City Health Department, a team from the Department of Health (DOH) was dispatched to investigate two suspected outbreaks of food-poisoning in two primary schools in Ling-Ya and HsinHsing districts of the City. This involved some 200 teachers and students who had developed gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea after taking lunch in the schools on 30 September. The team applied the cohort study method to analyze the risk factors.