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2005 Outbreak of Listeriosis in Onondaga County, New York

An outbreak of listeriosis was identified by New York health officials in Onondaga County. A total of six people fell ill. One person died. An investigation failed to find a common exposure, but the cases were linked through genetic sequencing of the pathogen.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York
  • Organism(s):
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 6
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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