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Elkhart County Restaurant Food Worker 1997

An outbreak of hepatitis A was identified in Elkhart County, Indiana, and attributed to eating at a local restaurant. Further investigation identified the index case to be a former restaurant employee who had worked at the establishment one month earlier while infectious.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1997
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Indiana
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Food Worker
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 17
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 17
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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