typhoid fever: a report on a point-source outbreak of 69 cases in cape 1978, after a party in a cape town suburb attended by several hundred people, 69 persons were treated for typhoid fever. the precise source of the infection could not be traced, although it is reasonable to suppose that food eaten at the party had been contaminated by the main caterer. all 57 cultures of salmonella typhi phage-typed were of phage type 46, including that obtained from the stool of the main caterer, who was asymptomatic. an epidemiological profile of the cases and an account of ...19807355351
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