Large concomitant outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis emergency visits in adults and food-borne events suspected to be linked to raw shellfish, France, December 2019 to January 2020

Publié le 20 février 2020
Mis à jour le 21 octobre 2021

On 27 December 2019, the French Public Health Agency identified a large increase in the number of acute gastroenteritis and vomiting visits, both in emergency departments and in emergency general practitioners" associations providing house-calls. In parallel, on 26 and 27 December, an unusual number of food-borne events suspected to be linked to the consumption of raw shellfish were reported through the mandatory reporting surveillance system. This paper describes these concomitant outbreaks and the investigations" results.

Auteur : Fouillet Anne, Fournet Nelly, Forgeot Cécile, Jones Gabrielle, Septfons Alexandra, Franconeri Léa, Ambert-Balay Katia, Schmidt Jeannot, Guérin Patrick, de Valk Henriette, Caserio-Schönemann Céline
Eurosurveillance, 2020, vol. 25, n°. 7, p. 1-8