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Cass County Missouri Restaurant Lettuce 1990

An employee of a restaurant in Cass County, Missouri, was diagnosed with hepatitis A. The employee's duties were dishwashing, however the worker occasionally unpacked fresh produce and prepared lettuce for salads. Resulting case-patients were more likely than controls to have eaten lettuce, either in a salad or as a garnish for a sandwich. No cases of hepatitis A among restaurant patrons were reported after January 9, 1991.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • December 1990
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 110
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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