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2001 South Carolina Prison

Inmates in four South Carolina prisons developed gastroenteritis. Stool specimens from ill inmates yielded Salmonella Enteritidis phage types 2, 13a, and 23. No staff members from the prisons had been ill. Eggs used by the four prison had been supplied from a single vendor. Eggs from this vendor were tested and found to contain Salmonella Enteritidis phage types 2, 13a, 22, 23, and 28. Phage type 2 was the predominant Salmonella Enteritidis strain found in the eggs and isolated from the inmates. The South Carolina Department of Corrections subsequently switched to pasteurized egg products in April.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2001
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • South Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Prisons
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 688
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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