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2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul at a Minnesota Correctional Facility

In September 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff and Washington County Public Health (WCPH) staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul among staff and inmates at the Stillwater Correctional Facility located in Washington County. Two staff and one inmate were laboratory confirmed with an indistinguishable strain of S. Saintpaul, STP95 (Minnesota PFGE designation). One case was hospitalized. No one died. WCPH Environmental Health inspectors visited the prison kitchen on October 11. Several issues with food preparation and cooking practices were identified. Notably, structural, cleanliness and rodent infestation were observed in the facility kitchen.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2013
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • STP95 (Minnesota Designation)
  • Location(s):
  • Correctional Facility
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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