A Campylobacter outbreak in a Barcelona school

Eugenio Calciati, Sarah Lafuente, Mercé De Simó, Pere Balfagon, Rosa Bartolomé, Joan Caylà

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Introduction: Campylobacter outbreaks are less common and described than sporadic Campylobacteriosis. Methods: We describe the epidemiological investigation including stool examination and bacteriological typing of a Campylobacter outbreak affecting 75 primary school children. Results: The highest risk ratio was associated with the food served 4 days before the peak of cases, namely roast chicken and Russian salad. Discussion: Poor food preparation practices and deficient kitchen facilities appear to be key issues for cross-contamination of Campylobacter from raw chicken to cooked food.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2012


  • Campylobacter infections
  • Disease outbreaks
  • Food contamination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Calciati, E., Lafuente, S., De Simó, M., Balfagon, P., Bartolomé, R., & Caylà, J. (2012). A Campylobacter outbreak in a Barcelona school. Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica, 30(5), 243-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eimc.2011.10.004