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2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson At a High School Banquet, Fulton County, Georgia

In December 2014 Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson that occurred among students, parents, staff and other guests who attended an end-of-the-year high school sports team banquet. Consumption of smoked chicken was found to be strongly associated with illness (OR 155.77, 95% CI 8.19, 2,962.97). Ten persons were laboratory confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Thompson.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2014
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Chicken
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • School
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 56
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 10
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 46
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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