ASSOCIATION OF SPORADIC LISTERIOSIS WITH CONSUMPTION OF UNCOOKED HOT DOGS AND UNDERCOOKED CHICKEN

Benjamin Schwartz, ClaireV Broome, GeriR Brown, AllenW Hightower, CarolA Ciesielski, Suzanne Gaventa, BruceG Gellin, Laurene Mascola, Study Group Listeriosis Study Group

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Abstract

In 1986-87 the Centers for Disease Control conducted an active population-based survey of Listeria monocytogenes infections in six regions of the United States. Listeriosis was reported in 154 patients: one-third of cases were perinatal and the remaining two-thirds occurred in the elderly and immunosuppressed. 28% of cases were fatal. 82 cases and 239 controls matched for age and underlying disease were enrolled in a study of risk factors for listeriosis. Cases were significantly more likely than controls to have eaten uncooked hot dogs or undercooked chicken, with 20% of the overall risk of listeriosis attributable to consumption of these foods. No other risk factors were identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-782
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume332
Issue number8614
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1988

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    Schwartz, B., Broome, C., Brown, G., Hightower, A., Ciesielski, C., Gaventa, S., Gellin, B., Mascola, L., & Listeriosis Study Group, S. G. (1988). ASSOCIATION OF SPORADIC LISTERIOSIS WITH CONSUMPTION OF UNCOOKED HOT DOGS AND UNDERCOOKED CHICKEN. The Lancet, 332(8614), 779-782. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(88)92425-7