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Waterman SH, Demarcus TA, Wells JG, Blake PA. "Staphylococcal food poisoning on a cruise ship," Epidemiology and Infection, 1987, 99:2 (Oct), 349-53

Two waves of vomiting and/or diarrhoea affected approximately 215 of the 715 passengers on a Caribbean cruise ship. The outbreak was independently associated with eating cream-filled pastries at two separate meals. Staphylococcus aureus phage type 85/+ was isolated from cases and pastry cooks, but not from controls. This is the first well-documented outbreak of staphylococcal food poisoning on a cruise ship.



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