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Christmas Luncheon Turkey 2006

Grant County, Oklahoma, residents attending a Christmas luncheon December 4 reported becoming ill later in the evening and early the next morning. A retrospective cohort study by Oklahoma health department officials determined the illness was likely due to consumption of turkey. The turkey was sent to the Public Health Laboratory for analysis, and found to contain Clostridium perfringens. This bacterium was also found in stool samples from case-patients. Both samples were evaluated further and found to produce enterotoxin A, and be indistinguishable genetically using pulse-field gel electrophoresis. The health department determined a lack of temperature control of the turkey allowed for the growth of C. perfringens

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Turkey
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Banquet
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 53
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 53
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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