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2015 Outbreak of Salmonella 4,5,12:I:-, Kenosha, WI

In May 2015 public health officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to food purchased over Mother's Day weekend (May 9-10)at the Supermercado Los Corrales in Kenosha. More than 70 people were reported to be ill. Thirty five patients were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella 4,5,12:I:-. Patients were infected with an indistinguishable strain. The outbreak strain was isolated in pork carnitas. The meat and food preparation areas of the facility were closed during the investigation. The facility was approved to reopen on June 3, 2015.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Wisconsin
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • pork carnitas
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 70
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 35
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 25
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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