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Georgia University Chicken Meals and Cats 1983

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among college students at a Georgia university beginning in the fall quarter of 1983. Three risk factors for illness were identified: eating fully cooked chicken; eating undercooked chicken; contact with a cat or kitten.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 1983
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Chicken, Animal Contact, Cats
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • University
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 45
  • 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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