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1995 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhi at a Latin Food Festival, Maryland

A potato salad that had been prepared by a recent immigrant from El Salvador was implicated in an outbreak of Typhoid Fever in Montgomery County, Maryland. The salad was prepared with bare hands and without adequate temperature control. Salmonella typhi was isolated from the stool of the food handler.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 1990
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Maryland
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Produce-Only Salad, Potato Salad
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Festival
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 24
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 16
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 8
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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