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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

Dispatch

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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Symptoms associated with 26 cases of cyclosporiasis during a foodborne outbreak, Germany, December 2000

Symptom No. with symptom /
no. with available data (%)a
Diarrheab 24/25 (96.0)
watery 23/24 (95.8)
mucus 11/18 (61.1)
bloody 0/18 (0.00)
Flatulence 21/22 (95.5)
Weight loss 23/25 (92.0)
Nausea 22/24 (91.7)
Abdominal cramps 19/24 (79.2)
Vomiting 10/19 (52.6)
Fever 9/21 (42.9)

aThe denominators for symptoms vary because some respondents reported not being sure whether a symptom occurred.
bDiarrhea was defined as >3 bowel movements per day.

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