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Wedding Party Brunch 1990

Food served at wedding party brunch held at a restaurant in Kentucky led to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 8. Eating eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce was the only food exposure statistically associated with illness. The eggs were traced to a large midwestern farm.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 1990
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Eggs Benedict
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 42
  • 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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