Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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December 83 1983 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Turtles, Puerto Rico

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  • Salmonella
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  • Animal Contact

In January, 1984, an infant residing in Puerto Rico developed Salmonella, serogroup F, shortly after having contact with a pet turtle that had been imported from the U.S. mainland. Due to this illness, Puerto Rican health officials conducted a case-…Read More »

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