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Virginia Wedding Reception Cheese, Shami Kabob 2007

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who attended a wedding reception in Virginia. Cheese and shami kabob were named as the vehicles of infection. Shami kabobs are a dish made with minced meat, usually mutton or beef, chick peas, and spices, which are formed into meatballs. The ingredients for this shami kabob were not described.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Virginia
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Cheese Kabob, Shami
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Wedding Reception
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 33
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 4
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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