Epidemiological Investigation of a Diarrhea Outbreak in a High School in Taipei County

Dah-Shyong Jiang

2006 Vol.22 NO.6

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Between October 4 and 6, 1995, dozens of students in a high school in Taipei County were sent to hospitals because of diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. According to the time of onset and distribution of cases, a cluster infection was suspected. Through questionnaires to all teachers, workers, and students, examination of specimens from patients, drinking water and food, and environmental surveillance, the common infection source was suspected to be the school lunch supplied on October 4.