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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

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Cyclosporiasis Outbreak in Germany Associated with the Consumption of Salad

Peter C. Döller*, Karl Dietrich†, Norbert Filipp†, Stefan Brockmann‡, Caroline Dreweck‡, Reinhard Vonthein§, Christiane Wagner-Wiening‡, and Albrecht Wiedenmann¶Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Paul-Lechler-Clinic for Tropical Diseases, Tübingen, Germany; †Public Health Office, Reutlingen, Germany; ‡State Health Office of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany; §Tübingen University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany; ¶Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany;

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Epidemic curve of an outbreak of cyclosporiasis occurring in attendees of four holiday luncheons in a restaurant in Germany in December 2000. Results for the 26 cases in a retrospective cohort study. *Defined as having reported any of these symptoms: diarrhea (>3 bowel movements per day), loss of appetite, weight loss, flatulence, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting. †Laboratory confirmation by detection of Cyclospora oocysts in at least one stool sample by a modified Ziehl-Neelsen technique.

Figure 2. Epidemic curve of an outbreak of cyclosporiasis occurring in attendees of four holiday luncheons in a restaurant in Germany in December 2000. Results for the 26 cases in a retrospective cohort study. *Defined as having reported any of these symptoms: diarrhea (>3 bowel movements per day), loss of appetite, weight loss, flatulence, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting. †Laboratory confirmation by detection of Cyclospora oocysts in at least one stool sample by a modified Ziehl-Neelsen technique.

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