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2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana at a Multi-Site Day Care Center, California

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among people who had eaten watermelon at a multi-stie day care center progam in California. The day care centers were served by a central kitchen. The likely origin of the outbreak was an infected food worker who then contaminated the watermelon that was served on October 14. Ill food workers continued to work while ill.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Watermelon
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Day Care Center
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 594
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 31
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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