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1993 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Ice Cream, Florida

Raw eggs were used to make ice cream for a hospital sponsored cookout. Twelve of fourteen people who attended the cookout became ill; eleven remembered eating ice cream. No other food item was associated with illness. Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 13a was isolated from three ill persons and from the ice cream. The eggs originated from a distributor in Florida. The farm origin of the eggs could not be traced as the distributor had obtained eggs from many farm sources.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 1993
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Florida
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs, Home Made Ice Cream
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Phage type 13a
  • Location(s):
  • Home prepared; served at hospital cookout
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 12
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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