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West Virginia Multiple Outlets of a Chain Restaurant Sausage 2009

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was associated with eating at four outlets of a restaurant chain in West Virginia. Isolates were sent to the CDC laboratory for MLVA (multi-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis) testing and confirmed that at least 15 were identical. The epidemiologic investigation suggested that contaminated sausage was the source of the outbreak. There was evidence that the product may not have been cooked thoroughly prior to serving, and there was a likelihood of cross contamination. Product samples were collected, but failed to show contamination; lot numbers could not be identified. Cases occurred in the counties of Logan, Putnam, Cabell, Boone, Wayne, Lincoln, and Fayette.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Sausage
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • PFGE pattern Xba- JEGX01.wv001 and Bln- JEGA26.wv001
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 21
  • 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:
  • 9
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 2
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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