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Notes from the field: strongyloides infection among patients at a long-term care facility--Florida, 2010-2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Oct;62(42):844.
During a 2-week period in August 2011, two patients in a long-term care facility in Miami-Dade County, Florida, had gastrointestinal symptoms; microscopic examination of stool specimens showed that both harbored Strongyloides stercoralis, an intestinal nematode. A subsequent chart review revealed an additional case within the facility 1 year earlier. Concerned about the possibility of an outbreak, the associate director of patient care services at the facility contacted the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Florida State Department of Health, which contacted CDC. This report describes the subsequent investigation.