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Childrens' Hospital Cafeteria Food Worker 2003

An outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among hospital employees, patients, and visitors who had eaten in the hospital cafeteria between May 30 and June 4, 2003. The investigation suggested that a foodhandler with symptoms of gastroenteritis was the initial source of the outbreak. A multivariate analysis showed that cases were more likely than controls to have consumed items from the salad bar and to have eaten in the cafeteria on May 28, May 30, and/or June 3.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2003
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Salad Bar Food Worker
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Hospital Cafeteria
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 641
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 101
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 540
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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