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1994 Outbreak of Hepatitis Linked to a Retail Buyers' Club Bakery, New York

Eating food while visiting a retail buyers' club in Rochester, New York, was associated with an outbreak of hepatitis A. Club employees who ate sugar-glazed baked goods were found to be at fourfold risk for developing hepatitis A. The source of the outbreak was an infected baker who contaminated the baked goods while applying the sugar glaze.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 1994
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Breads and Bakery, Sugar Glazed, Baked Goods
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Bakery
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 64
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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