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2009 Outbreak of Campylobacter at a Mexican Restaurant - Henrico and Chickahominy Health Districts

In august 2009 local and state health department staff in Virginia investigated an outbreak of campylobacter linked to food prepared by a Mexican restaurant. Illnesses occurred in two clusters. Patients in the first cluster attended a wedding reception at a private residence. All food items served at the event were prepared at a local Mexican restaurant. One week later a second cluster of 16 patients who had eaten at the Mexican restaurant were identified. Two persons in each cluster were laboratory confirmed with Campylobacter spp. Four persons unrelated to either cluster were also ill following a meal at the restaurant. Nine persons sought medical care and two were hospitalized. Analysis of the epidemiologic data did not identify a particular food item that was significantly associated with illness.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Virginia
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 13
  • 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:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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