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Surveillance of food poisoning outbreaks in Thailand 1981-1986

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027508

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Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1988 Jun;19(2):327-31.
Surveillance of food poisoning outbreaks in Thailand 1981-1986.
Swaddiwuthipong W1, Ittiravivongs A, Kunasol P, Rerk-Ngam S.
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Division of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand.
Abstract
In the period of 1981-1986, eighteen outbreaks of food poisoning following ingestion of insecticide contaminated food were reported to the Division of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health. There were 678 individuals experiencing illness, of which 9 cases died. Out of 18 outbreaks, 16 involving 615 cases resulted from carbamate (Methomyl and Propoxur) intoxications. The remaining two outbreaks were caused by organophosphate (Coumaphos) and organochlorine (DDT). The case fatality rate was much higher with Coumaphos than Methomyl; and no death was reported among Propoxur and DDT victims. Desserts and beverages were found to be the main vehicles, and private home was the most common place for the outbreaks of food poisoning caused by ingestion of insecticide contaminated food.
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3227410

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PubMed

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Food poisoning
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