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2010 "Bath Tub" Cheese Queso Fresco

A small child developed an infection with Campylobacter after eating queso fresco in Washoe County, Nevada. The cheese had been sold door-to-door in the Truckee Meadows area. The presence of Campylobacter was confirmed in a sample of cheese collected from the child's home. The homemade cheese, also referred to as "Bathtub Cheese," is usually made in homes, instead of under local and federal food safety standards.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Queso Fresco, Raw Cheese
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 1
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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