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Outbreaks of Shigella sonnei infections in Denmark and Australia linked to consumption of imported raw baby corn

Lewis, H.C; Ethelberg, S; Olsen, K.E; Nielsen, E.M; Lisby, M; Madsen, S B; Boel, J; Stafford, Russell; Smith, H V; Tikumrum, S; Wisetrojana, A; Bangtrakulnonth, A; Vithayarungruangsri, J; Siriarayaporn, P; Ungchusak, K; Bishop, J; Molbak, K; Kirk, Martyn


We investigated an outbreak of Shigella sonnei infections in Denmark and Australia associated with imported baby corn from one packing shed in Thailand. We reviewed nationwide surveillance and undertook case finding, food trace-back and microbiological investigation of human, food and environmental samples. A recall of baby corn and sugar snaps was based on descriptive epidemiological evidence. In Denmark, we undertook a retrospective cohort study in one workplace. In total, 215 cases were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268808001829


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