Outbreaks of enteric disease associated with animal contact: Not just a foodborne problem anymore

Nicole Steinmuller, Linda Demma, Jeff B. Bender, Millicent Eidson, Frederick J. Angulo

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Abstract

In the past 10 years, an increasing number of outbreaks of enteric disease associated with animals in public settings, such as fairs and petting zoos, have been reported. Fifty-five of these outbreaks that occurred in the United States during 1991-2005 are reviewed in this article. Lessons learned from these outbreaks and recommendations for prevention are also discussed. Physicians should be aware of this important public health problem and play an active role in prevention of human illness associated with animals in public settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1596-1602
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2006

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Funding Information:
Financial support. National Center for Infectious Diseases and CDC; N.S. was funded by Pfizer Public Health Group through the CDC Foundation as a CDC Experience Fellow. Potential conflicts of interest. All authors: no conflicts.

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