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dc.contributor.authorEl Omeiri, N
dc.contributor.authorPuell-Gomez, L 
dc.contributor.authorCamps, N
dc.contributor.authorBartolomé-Comas, R
dc.contributor.authorSimon-Soria, Fernando 
dc.contributor.authorSoler-Crespo, Pilar 
dc.contributor.authorMartin-Granado A, A 
dc.contributor.authorEcheita, Aurora 
dc.contributor.authorHerrera Guibert, Dionisio
dc.identifier.citationEuro Surveill. 2007 Oct 18;12(10):E071018.3.es_ES
dc.description.abstractOn 21 August 2007, a hospital in Barcelona, Spain, informed local health authorities in Girona of the occurrence of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among three families who had eaten lunch at a hotel in Lloret de Mar on 14 August 2007. Only one of these three families was staying at the hotel. The lunch on 14 August at the hotel was the only meal they had shared. Samples for stool culture were collected from six of the 12 affected individuals in this outbreak and all tested positive for Salmonella spp. Local epidemiologists carried out a preliminary investigation by interviewing the 12 cases notified by the hospital in Barcelona on 21 August. Information about clients having stayed at the hotel around 14 August was obtained from the hotel manager and from the health centre that usually provides medical assistance to clients of the hotel. Affected tourists from 12 countries were detected. Most of these guests had returned to their countries by the time of the investigation. Most of the cases came from France; therefore on 26 August, the French Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS) and the four Spanish autonomous regions implicated were contacted to initiate an investigation coordinated by the Centro Nacional de Epidemiología in Spain. On 27 August, a European alert was sent through the Early Warning and Response System (EWRS). On 29 August, after a teleconference organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), all involved countries were included in the international investigation of this outbreak. The aim of the investigation was to describe the extent of the outbreak and determine the vehicle/source of infection in order to reduce risks of future outbreaks.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to thank all epidemiologists and their departments in the Spanish Autonomous Regions: Catalonia, the Basque Country, Aragón and Valencia. Also very special thanks to the Institut de Veille Sanitaire in France and the Ministry of the Czech Republic for their help during the investigation. Thanks to Marta Valenciano, Viviane Bremer and Alicia Barrasa for their supervision and valuable comments; to Rui Cabral and Lisanne Gerstel for their help.es_ES
dc.publisherEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) es_ES
dc.subject.meshAdolescent es_ES
dc.subject.meshAdult es_ES
dc.subject.meshChild es_ES
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool es_ES
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks es_ES
dc.subject.meshFemale es_ES
dc.subject.meshFood Contamination es_ES
dc.subject.meshGastroenteritis es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshIncidence es_ES
dc.subject.meshMale es_ES
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged es_ES
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance es_ES
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessment es_ES
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors es_ES
dc.subject.meshSalmonella Food Poisoning es_ES
dc.subject.meshSpain es_ES
dc.subject.meshTravel es_ES
dc.subject.meshInternationality es_ES
dc.titleInternational outbreak of salmonellosis in a hotel in Lloret de Mar, Spain, August 2007es_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.identifier.journalEuro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletines_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Centro Nacional de Epidemologíaes_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Centro Nacional de Microbiologíaes_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses_ES

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