Investigation of progressive inflammatory neuropathy among swine slaughterhouse workers -- Minnesota, 2007-2008.
Lachance-D; Goyal-S; Danila-R; DeVries-A; Lynfield-R; Howell-J; Wyatt-J; Safranek-T; Belay-E; McQuiston-J; Schonberger-L; Sejvar-J; Brueck-S; Adjemian-J; Buss-B; Gibbins-J; Holzbauer-S
MMWR 2008 Jan; 57(Early Release):1-3
On October 29, 2007, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) was notified by a tertiary-care provider of unexplained neurologic illnesses among workers in a swine slaughterhouse (plant A) in southeast Minnesota. As a result, MDH initiated a detailed investigation at plant A to characterize the outbreak. This report describes the ongoing investigation and outbreak-control measures undertaken by state public health officials and CDC.
Slaughterhouses; Food-processing-industry; Food-processing-workers; Neurological-diseases; Neurological-reactions; Neurological-system; Neuropathy; Peripheral-nervous-system; Brain-function; Spinal-cord; Epidemiology; Region-5; Cerebrospinal-fluid
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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report