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1985 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs at a Restaurant Chain, Maryland

Three restaurants in a restaurant chain in Maryland were the locations where patrons and employees were exposed to Salmonella Enteritidis. In one restaurant scrambled eggs that were served in the breakfast bar were associated with illness. Eggs were identified as possible vehicle in at least one of the other restaurants. The isolates from the case-patients were genetic matches to one another.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 1985
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Maryland
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 71
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 17
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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