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2005 Salmonella enteritidis at a City Club Food Etiquette Class

Fifth graders attending the private City Club for a lesson in food etiquette also received one in food safety. Members of the class came down with gastroenteritis within a week of the class. Samples showed the source of the illness to be Salmonella Enteritidis. An investigation into the cause of the illness indicated improperly handled and cooked chicken. The City Club indicated they would amend their cooking practices after this incident.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • North Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Chicken
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 83
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 83
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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