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1998 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Homemade Ice Cream

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis resulted when homemade ice cream, made with raw eggs, was served. The unused eggs, and egg shells from the eggs that were used, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The isolates from the case-patients and the eggs were indistinguishable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 1998
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs, Ice Cream
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Party
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 11
  • 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:
  • 11
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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