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Allen County Hotel Restaurant Shrimp 1997

An outbreak caused by Clostridium perfringens toxin was linked to peel-n-eat, shrimp consumed from a lunch buffet at an Allen County hotel restaurant, in Indiana. Food poisoning caused by this toxin can usually be attributed to temperature abuse.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 1997
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Indiana
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Shellfish, Shrimp
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 22
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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