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Volume 19, Number 8—August 2013

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Duck Liver–associated Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis among Humans, United Kingdom, 2011

Muhammad Abid, Helen Wimalarathna, Janette Mills, Luisa Saldana, Winnie Pang, Judith F. Richardson, Martin C. J. Maiden, and Noel D. McCarthyComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Public Health England, Chilton, UK (M. Abid, J. Mills, L. Saldana, J.F. Richardson, N.D. McCarthy); University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (H. Wimalarathna, M.C.J. Maiden, N.D. McCarthy); Reading Borough Council, Reading, UK (W. Pang)

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Association between food consumed and campylobacteriosis among diners at a catering college restaurant, United Kingdom, 2011

Food item
Foods diners ate
Foods diners did not eat Attack rate, %
Odds ratio*
p value†
Symptomatic
Asymptomatic
Symptomatic
Asymptomatic
Starters
Duck liver pâté 18 3 0 11 86 – (12.7–∞) <0.001
Vegetable broth 2 11 16 3 15 0.030 (0.005–0.200) <0.001
Main courses
Pot roasted breast of lamb 12 9 6 5 57 1.1 (0.3–4.8) 1.00
Poached plaice in white wine sauce 5 5 13 9 50 0.7 (0.2–3.1) 0.71
Vegetarian polenta romaine 1 0 17 14 100 – (0.0-∞) 1.00
Desserts
Vanilla gateaux chantilly 12 9 6 5 57 1.1 (0.3–4.8) 1.00
Chocolate pudding soufflé 5 5 13 9 50 0.7 (0.2–3.1) 0.71
Cheese 1 0 17 14 100 – (0.0-∞) 1.00

*95% Cornfield CIs are in parentheses. Where odds ratio is undefined, lower CI is presented.
†By Fisher exact test.

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