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1995 Outbreak of Salmonella Stanley Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts, United States and Finland

An outbreak of the same unique strain of Salmonella Stanley occurred in the United States and Finland in 1995. The illnesses were associated with eating alfalfa sprouts that were made from seed that had been distributed from the Netherlands. In the United States, illness was reported in seventeen states.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 1995
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, New York, Ohio, Indiana
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 242
  • 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

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