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2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Arby's, Georgia

An Arby's Restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia, was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo in August. Five cases were reported to the health department, prompting an investigation. A food history questionnaire showed a common exposure to the roast beef sandwich. The restaurant was inspected and found to be using a new meat slicer which tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Sandwiches, Roast Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Arby's
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 72
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 72
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 19
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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