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Errata: Vol. 58, No. 6

In the report "Clostridium perfringens Infection Among Inmates at a County Jail --- Wisconsin, 2008," errors occurred on page 140 in Table 2. The corrected table follows. In addition, on page 138, the fourth sentence of the first paragraph should read, "This report summarizes the findings of an investigation by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (WDPH) and the local health department, which determined the outbreak was caused by eating casserole containing ground turkey and beef (relative risk [RR] = 8.7) that was served during the evening meal on August 7." The first sentence of the fifth paragraph should read, "In a cohort analysis, among food and beverages reported consumed by the inmates, the strongest association with illness was eating casserole (RR = 8.7) at dinner on August 7 (Table 2)."

TABLE 2. Association between reported food exposures and cases of Clostridium perfringens gastroenteritis at a county jail --- Wisconsin, August 2008

No. who ate specified foods

No. who did not eat foods

 

 

 

Meal and date served 

Cases

Total

Attack rate (%)

Ill

Total

Attack rate (%)

RR*

p-value§

95% CI

Breakfast (8/6/2008)

Cereal

147

159

(92)

31

34

(91)

1.0

0.73

(0.9--1.1)

Milk

151

164

(92)

26

28

(93)

1.0

1.0

(0.9--1.2)

Lunch (8/6/2008)

Chicken strips

161

172

(94)

18

22

(82)

1.1

0.07

(0.9--1.4)

Carrots

135

145

(93)

41

45

(91)

1.0

0.74

(0.9--1.1)

Brownie/cake

109

116

(94)

55

62

(88)

1.1

0.25

(1.0--1.2)

Flavored drink

154

166

(93)

24

27

(89)

1.0

0.45

(0.9--1.2)

Dinner (8/6/2008)

Turkey with gravy

177

186

(95)

7

13

(54)

1.8

<0.001

(1.1--2.9)

Rice

176

186

(95)

7

12

(58)

1.6

<0.001

(1.0--2.6)

Corn

170

181

(94)

10

14

(71)

1.3

0.01

(0.9--1.8)

Dinner roll

168

181

(93)

14

16

(88)

0.1

0.35

(0.9--1.3)

Breakfast (8/7/2008)

Cereal

147

159

(92)

31

34

(91)

1.0

0.73

(0.9--1.1)

Milk

146

158

(92)

29

32

(91)

1.0

0.72

(0.9--1.1)

Lunch (8/7/2008)

Hot dog

171

184

(93)

13

15

(87)

1.1

0.31

(0.9--1.3)

Bun

169

182

(93)

15

17

(88)

1.1

0.62

(0.9--1.3)

Potato chips

164

178

(92)

20

21

(95)

1.0

1.0

(0.9--1.1)

Green beans

147

157

(94)

36

41

(88)

1.1

0.20

(1.0--1.2)

Dinner (8/7/2008)

Casserole

191

198

(96)

1

9

(11)

8.7

<0.001

(1.4--55.1)

Mixed vegetables

168

179

(94)

22

26

(85)

1.1

0.10

(0.9--1.3)

Cornbread

159

168

(95)

30

36

(83)

1.1

0.03

(1.0--1.3)

* Relative risk.

§ Fisher's exact test, two-tailed.

Confidence interval.

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