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2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Among Guests at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with a destination wedding held at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica. Wedding participants were from Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Germany. A cohort study identified thirteen cases. The risk of illness was approximately three times higher among those who reported eating scrambled eggs from the resort’s breakfast buffet compared to those who did not. The Salmonella Enteritidis isolated from the two confirmed cases matched that of cases reported from 43 other U.S. states during the time period of March 1 to May 23. Twenty five of these cases had traveled to Jamaica between January 30 and April 12, prior to their illness onset. Some reported staying at the Beaches Negril resort, while others reported staying at other resorts in Negril or Montego Bay.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • eggs, scrambled
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JEGX01.0021
  • Location(s):
  • Resort
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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