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2009 Sweden Sugar Snap Peas and Shigella

An outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae, type 2, was identified in Sweden. Shigella outbreaks were rare in Sweden. Sugar snap peas originating from Kenya were implicated as the source of illness. Although microbiologic analysis of the sugar snap peas showed fecal contamination, no shigella was isolated from the product. Concurrent outbreaks in Denmark and Norway related to sugar snap peas were referenced.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Sugar Snap Peas
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant, Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 47
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 35
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 12
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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