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2008 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs Imported Into British Columbia From the United States

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis began in 2008 and was linked to the consumption of eggs. At least 500 cases were confirmed. It was estimated that for every confirmed case there were between 13 and 37 other cases in the population. The eggs were eaten from many sources, however the investigation uncovered the use of ungraded and broiler hatching eggs in restaurants and food service establishments which were of poor quality. Eggs imported into British Columbia from the United States were the likely source of the eggs.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurants, Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 500
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 70
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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