Outbreak of Staphylococcal Food Poisoning at the International Conference in Taipei

National Institute of Preventive Medicine

1990 Vol.6 NO.7

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The International Conference on health, Environment and Social Changes was. held in Taipei on July 2-5, 1990. On July 4, all participants were served with snacks during the morning break and box lunches at noon. At around 2 p.m., some participants began to have symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. Some were taken to the National Taiwan University Hospital for treatment. In order to understand the epidemiology of this food poisoning and to prevent future outbreak, the Department of Health and other concerned agencies conducted an epidemiological investigation immediately