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1998 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Locally-Produced Eggs, Hawaii

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 4 occurred in Hawaii. Eating eggs was associated with illness. The eggs had come from a local farm and had not been properly refrigerated or handled. Cultures of chicken in this farm flock yielded Salmonella Enteritidis. Human illness subsided following selective depopulation of the laying flock.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 1998
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Hawaii
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 38
  • 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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