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Wyndham Anatole Hotel Restaurant Salsa 2002

Over a six week time period, beginning in mid-March, 700 people became ill with Salmonella Enteriditis after attending conferences and conventions held at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Eleven food workers, including one who prepared salsa and sauces on a daily basis, were confirmed to be infected with Salmonella Enteriditis. The implicated food vehicles were sauces and salsa. Tests of the water, ice, and selected foods from the hotel failed to find Salmonella. The outbreak affected people residing in 46 US states.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2002
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Northern Mariana Islands, South Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Salsa Food Handler
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 700
  • 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:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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