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2005 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Linked to School Fruit and Fruit Juice, Illinois

High numbers of yeast, or yeast by products, led to two school-based outbreaks, at the same school, in Cook County, Illinois. In the first outbreak, twenty one persons became ill with vomiting shortly after drinking a mixed, multifruit juice. Laboratory testing of the juice showed high levels of yeast in the product. In the second outbreak, twenty five persons became ill with vomiting shortly after eating a pineapple fruit cup at lunch. Although yeast is not a major food pathogen, their presence in high numbers can cause illness. Poor temperature control can allow yeast to grow in foods

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Illinois
  • Organism(s):
  • Other
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Whole or Cut Up, Pineapple Fruit Cup Fruit Beverage, Juice, multifruit
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • School
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 46
  • 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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