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Australian Pawpaw 2009

West Australians were warned to thoroughly wash pawpaw, a tropical papaya fruit, following eleven cases of food poisoning, including one in which a person required hospital treatment. The fruit was contaminated with Salmonella Saintpaul. The fruit came from one grower and was withdrawn from the market. This fruit had been implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield, also in Australia, in 2006.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Papaya Fruit, Paw Paw
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • None
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 11
  • 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:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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