A Restaurant‐Associated Outbreak of Brainerd Diarrhea in California

California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA 94804, USA.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 8.89). 07/2006; 43(1):62-4. DOI: 10.1086/504808
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In a rare outbreak of Brainerd diarrhea in California, we identified 23 patients, many of whom had diarrhea persisting for > or =6 months. Case-control studies revealed that illness was associated with 1 local restaurant but not with any specific food or beverage. A Campylobacter species was detected in some patients' stool specimens, but its role in the outbreak remains unclear.

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