Cyclosporiasis outbreak in Germany associated with the consumption of salad

Peter C. Döller, Karl Dietrich, Norbert Filipp, Stefan Brockmann, Caroline Dreweck, Reinhard Vonthein, Christiane Wagner-Wiening, Albrecht Wiedenmann*

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This outbreak is the first foodborne cyclosporiasis outbreak reported from central Europe. The illness was reported in 34 persons who attended luncheons at a German restaurant. The overall attack rate was 85% (34/40). The only foods associated with significant disease risk were two salad side dishes prepared from lettuce imported from southern Europe and spiced with fresh green leafy herbs (p=0.0025).

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)992-994
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 09.2002


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