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2005 New Brighton Elementary School Chicken, Pennsylvania

Elementary school students were sent home after coming down with gastroenteritis from the school lunch. The school admitted to improperly cooking the chicken in the school lunch and causing the outbreak. Later laboratory studies identified the pathogen as Norovirus. The school district subsequently hired a health expert to review cooking procedures and to provide training for the cafeteria workers.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Pennsylvania
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Chicken
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • School
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 150
  • 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:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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