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Natl J Community Med. 2019; 10(5): 304-307

An Outbreak of Staphylococcal Food Poisoning Occurs at Low Literacy Girl High School Rajpipala, Narmada District

Monark Vyas, Chandresh Pandya.

Background Food borne diseases including food borne intoxication and infection are term applied a disease caused by agents that enter body through consumption of con-taminated food. with increase in urbanization, industrialization, mass catering systems food borne diseases are on increase throughout the world.
Objectives: To investigate the food borne outbreak affecting 156 girl students studying in standard VII to XII of low literacy girl high school run by tribal subplan office, Rajpi-pala Narmada District.
Materials and Methods: A retro-spective cross-sectional study was conducted. The team members re-viewed medical records and inter-viewed affected students, teachers, principal, food handlers & patrons of the food vendor.
Results: Out of 360, 156 students suffered from acute gastroenteritis (43.3% attack rate) during 9:00 am to 12:30 pm on 11th December 2017. Seventy-four (74) out of those 156 complained about vomiting, 14 had Headache & 66 were suffered from mild abdominal pain. There was no death reported. 10 studentís vomi-tus sample were collected and out of these six sample shows staphylo-coccal infection.
Conclusion: The possible source of infection is milk supplied as break-fast to the students

Key words: Acute Gastroenteritis, Rapid response Team (RRT),Water samples,

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