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1990 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at a Chicago Convention

A bread pudding with vanilla dessert was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis, phage type 8. No other foods were associated with illness. The outbreak occurred among persons who attended a convention on September 30, 1990. The bread pudding was prepared with eggs that were likely to be undercooked. The dessert was left at room temperature for 1 to 4 hours before it was served. The eggs were traced to one farm.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 1990
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Illinois
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs Dishes, Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Phage type 8
  • Location(s):
  • Convention
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 435
  • 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:
  • 147
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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