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2017 Salmonella at Burger King Restaurants, Bemidji, Minnesota

In September 2017 Minnesota Department of Health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of two Burger King restaurants located in Bemidji, Minnesota. Most of the cases occurred in September. In late November two additional cases were identified prompting the health department to close the two restaurants. As of December 1, 217 there were 27 confirmed cases and 4 probable cases. Transmission was thought to be via employee illness rather than a contaminated food item.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • ill food handler
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Burger King
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 31
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 27
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • No

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