TITLE

Typhoid Fever

AUTHOR(S)
Saslaw, Milton S.; Nitzkin, Joel L.; Feldman, Ronald; Baine, William; Pfeiffer, Kenneth; Pearson, Margaret
PUB. DATE
November 1975
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Nov75, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p1184
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the public health aspects of the typhoid fever outbreak at the South Dade Labor Camp in Homestead, Florida in February and March 1973. Background data on the camp's water supply were reviewed. From 1969 to 1971, water testing had occasionally yielded unsatisfactory samples, usually evanescent and with low bacteriological counts. However, in December 1972, an apparent increase in gastroenteric diseases was reported. Water samples showed high coliform counts. Continuum of events occurring in succession leading to the outbreak is presented. Futthermore, as a result of the outbreak, recommendations were made, both to a Congressional committee and to a state legislative committee.
ACCESSION #
5659836

 

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