An Outbreak of Domestically Acquired Typhoid Fever in Queens, NY Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Typhoid Fever

abstract

  • In the summer of 2000, an outbreak of endemic typhoid fever involved 6 people in Queens, NY, and a seventh person in Manhattan, NY. An investigation by the New York City Department of Health traced the likely source to an immigrant employee working at a local restaurant. The clinical presentations of 4 cases seen at New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, a 500-bed hospital, mimicked viral hepatitis or gastroenteritis. We report the clinical features of these 4 cases and review endemic typhoid fever, a diagnosis not likely to be considered in the United States absent a history of recent international travel.

publication date

  • March 8, 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.164.5.565

PubMed ID

  • 15006835

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 565

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 164

number

  • 5