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2001 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs. North Carolina

An increase in Salmonella Enteritidis cases was detected. Cases occurred throughout the state and were associated with eating eggs. One of the strains of Salmonella Enteritidis was the same strain of Salmonella that had been implicated in an outbreak in South Carolina prisons, also associated with eating eggs. A traceback of eggs was inconclusive for implicating a farm.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2001
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • North Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs, Shell Eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 82
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 82
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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