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1997 Salmonella Outbreak at a Catered Thanksgiving Dinner, Indiana

A suspected Salmonella outbreak occurred in Boone County, Indiana, following a catered Thanksgiving dinner. Three of the 39 people who were ill submitted stool cultures which were positive for Salmonella Group B. A case-control study identified turkey as the potential vehicle of transmission. However, leftover foods were unavailable for sampling which prevented confirmation of the suspected source.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 1997
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Indiana
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Turkey
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Catered dinner
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 39
  • 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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