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2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at a Church Supper, Highland, Kansas

In August 2018 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Doniphan County Health Department (DCHD) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections associated with an Indian Taco Dinner held at the Highland United Methodist Presbyterian Church located in Highland, Kansas on August 7, 2018. About 200 people participated in the dinner. Sixty-nine people reported symptoms. Fourteen were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella Newport. A sample of tomatoes served at the dinner were positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport. Tomatoes were provided by multiple people. On August 31, 2018 KDHE reported that an environmental assessment was underway to determine how contamination occurred.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Kansas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Tomatoes
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Church
  • Brand Name(s):
  • First United Methodist Presbyterian Church
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 69
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 14
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 55
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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