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2009 Gastroenteritis at Greenwood, Mississippi Pizza Hut

A group from the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Itta Bena, Mississippi, dined at the Greenwood Pizza Hut on January 18. Within an hour of eating, 19 members of the group were taken to the hospital with symptoms that appeared to be food poisoning (nausea and vomiting). All were treated and released. The Mississippi Department of Health did not identify the cause of the illness, but noted raw chicken at the restaurant that had been kept at inappropriate temperatures. Raw chicken was unlikely to be the cause of the reported illnesses. No other persons or groups eating at this restaurant, on this day, had reported illness. Kansas-based NPC International Inc. was the Pizza Hut franchisee; it has hundreds of restaurants across the country, according to the company web site.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Mississippi
  • Organism(s):
  • Other
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Pizza Hut
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 19
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • No
  • 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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