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Subject: OUTBREAK OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS  MED GRP PROV PREVENT MED TEA    

Unit: 22D SUPCOM  

Parent Organization: ARCENT      

Box ID: BX005154

Folder Title: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE-ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT-USAEHA                                                 

Document Number:         14

Folder SEQ  #:         71




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                                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                         MEDICAL GROUP (PROVXBXONAL) PREVENTIVE MEDICINE TEAM
                                           APO NEW YORK 09616



                  AFRD-MD-PMS                                               25 May 91

                  MEMORANDUM FOR 22d SUPCOM Surgeon

                  SUBJECT: Outbreak of Food-borne Illness

                  1.   PROBLEM:    On 18 May, CO                CCS, 85th Evacuati
                  Hospital, reported that there were forty cases of gastroenteriti
                  Potato salad consumed at the Pentagon Dining Facility or Oasis
                  was suspected of causing the gastroentdritis.

                  2. FINDINGS:

                      a. A team consisting of SGT Deleon, CPL Bell and SPC GutieL,
                  reported to the hospital emergency room to gather information
                  the persons affected.

                       b.    The team observed that several units had person
                  experiencing nausea, vomiting, mild diarrhea, stomach cramps E-
                  low-grade fever.

                       C.  The units were the 281st Transportation, 225th Militz
                  Police, and 480th Military Police Company's. Sufficient data .
                  had not been obtained on the effected individuals to pin point t@
                  cause. Additionally, no stool samples were taken to determine t4
                  causative agent.

                       d.  The following information was obtained from Mr Aldonis,
                  Pentagon Dining Facility Food service Manager.

                       (1)   The 281st Transportation Company picked up enough fc
                       for 175 personnel and transported it to the Oasis club at 13
                       hours, 16 May, f or an unit picnic.     The menu consisted
ossed salad, and potato salad from t.
                       Pentagon.   Hot dogs and hamburgers were supplied from t.
                       Saudi Catering company, located at the Oasis Club.

                       (2)   Units having parties can recluest food prepared by t,
                       Pentagon Dining Facility. Mr Aldonis warns the units 4
                       maintaining proper food temperatures.

                       (3)   Units have prepared their own food using the
                       facility.

                       e.    On 21 May, the team visited the 281st Transportati
                  Company to interview patients.      The following information %m
                  received.

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File Room = aug96_declassified
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Box ID = BX005154
Unit = 22D SUPCOM
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = PREVENTIVE MEDICINE-ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT-USAEHA
Folder Seq # = 71
Subject = OUTBREAK OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS MED GRP PROV PRE
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Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
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Declassified = 20-SEP-1996