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2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Newton County, Georgia

Local and state public health officials in Georgia reported an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in Newton County, Georgia. As of May 18, 2018 four people had been hospitalized and as many as 70 people had been sickened. Most of the cases were linked to a private event held on April 28, 2018.On May 15th, illnesses including a confirmed case of Salmonella was associated with an event held on Ma 9th in Social Circle, Georgia. A caterer, Plain Nuts Catering & Deli, provided food for both events. Illness onsets ranged from late April to mid-May.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private event
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Plain Nuts Catering & Deli
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 70
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 4
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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