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2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Associated with a Graduation Party, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

In May 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among individuals who attended a graduation party held at a private residence on May 12. Five of 6 laboratory confirmed cases of S. Newport were interviewed. Illness onsets ranged from May 13 to 15. Party attendees reported consuming a variety of foods including goat (n=2), chicken (n=2), rice (n=2), salad (n=1), goat tripe (n=1), meat pie (n=1), fish (n=1), and chips (n=1). The party host refused to provide investigators with contact information for other party attendees so non-ill attendees could not be interviewed. The lack of non-ill controls precluded a meaningful analysis of food exposures. The party host said that the goat and chicken were purchased from a live animal market in St. Paul and that all of the foods were prepared in the same kitchen prior to the event.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • NEW122 (Minnesota designation)
  • Location(s):
  • Private residence
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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