Nineteen BCBST-insured persons met the case
definition and were reported to TDH as having Lyme disease but were not identified as such in BCBST claims data during the study period.
Among women whose infant met the case
definition for presumptive congenital syphilis, 26% had an outcome of fetal or infant death--16% had a stillbirth, 7% a baby who died in utero at 20 weeks' gestation or later, and 3% a baby who was born alive and later died.
Twenty-nine (32%) employees met the case
definition, 24 (83%) of whom were waterpark employees and five (17%) were nonwaterpark employees.
A study was conducted at the center and included all children and workers who met the case
definition for gastroenteritis (vomiting or diarrhea accompanied by [greater than or equal to]1 other symptom, such as nausea, stomach ache, or fever, during February 15-March 15, 2011).
None of the five cases occurred within 1-7 days of vaccine receipt, and subsequent medical record validation results showed that two of the five cases met the case
criteria for intussusception, with neither occurring following dose one.
The committee stated that it "considered this case to be the most serious of its type that had come before them and regarded the rule breach as a blatant and absolute disregard of the rules", adding that "were it not for Mr Mullins' excellent record and for the manner in which he met the case
, a more severe penalty including the possibility of disqualification would have been imposed".
Loo of McGill University and her associates prospectively identified a total of 1,703 patients with 1,719 episodes that met the case
definition for nosocomial C.
Of the other 19 persons (aged 28-88 years), 3 had elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) concentrations and 3 had a previous report of a positive IgM anti-HAV test but did not have illness that met the case
definition at that time either.
Her barrister added that she had met the case
fairly, even though it was a breath test matter and she could have fought it on the basis of many similar cases that have been the subject of recent High Court legal challenges.
Two additional patrons reported experiencing a gastrointestinal illness that met the case
definition of three or more episodes of watery stool in a 24-hour period within 5 days of eating at restaurant A; one reported eating ceviche and oysters at restaurant A.
Of the 82 participants, 28 (3 hospitalized patients and 25 other villagers) had an illness that met the case
definition (4 were suspected cases).