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Old South Restaurant Roast Turkey 2005

Patrons of the Old South Restaurant in Camden, South Carolina, became ill with Salmonella Enteriditis after eating at the restaurant from May 19 - 21. The Old South Restaurant was a family-owned, buffet-style restaurant. Salmonella contamination was documented in the roasted turkey. The convection oven had malfunctioned, and therefore the turkey did not reach an internal temperature high enough to kill Salmonella.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • South Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Turkey
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 304
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 304
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 56
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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