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California Church, Restaurant, Workplace Specialty/Ethnic Dishes 2009

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred in California. The exposure locations were described as church or temple, restaurant, and workplace. The vehicle of infection was described as "specialty dishes/ethnic dishes." Further description of the dishes was not given.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Specialty Dishes Ethnic Dishes
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant, Workplace, Church or Temple
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 4
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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