Gastroenteritis at a Wedding Party-Nantou

Bureau of Disease Control

1985 Vol.1 NO.4

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In January 1985. an outbreak of gastroeriteritis occurred among guests at a wedding party in Shin Tsuoh Village located in Nantou County. A wedding banquet was held from 12:30 to 2: 00 p.m. on January 17. and guests first became ill within several hours, Approximately 400 persons from Shin Tsuoh Village and Kaohsiung attended the banquet. A complete list of guests was not available so banquet attendees were identified by a house-to-house search in Shin Tsuah Village Case were defined as persons who ate food from the banquet and had onset of watery diarrhea from January 17-19, Of the 153 persons identified by the house-to-house search, 79 fit our case definition for an attack rate of 52 percent, Twenty-eight cases were male and 51 were female.