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2006 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis on a Little League Baseball Team, Virginia

An end of season picnic for a Virginia little league team resulted in Campylobacter jejuni infections for fifteen people. The local health department was notified of the outbreak. They conducted a cohort survey and determined that the watermelon was the likely source of the infection. The health department workers found no obvious source of contamination, indicating contact with Campylobacter bacteria was probably from the preparation process.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Virginia
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Watermelon
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Picnic
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 15
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 15
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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