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Eastern and Central United States Multistate Large Tomatoes 2006

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport occurred between July and November, 2006. Illness was associated with eating raw, large, red, round tomatoes at restaurants. The implicated tomatoes had been purchased whole and sliced at the restaurants. No single restaurant or restaurant chain was associated with the outbreak. The tomatoes were grown on two farms on the eastern shore of Virginia. The outbreak strain was isolated from irrigation pond water near tomato fields in this region in October, 2005. This region had previously been implicated in an outbreak of the same strain of Salmonella Newport in 2002.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Rhode Island, Georgia, Maine, New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Tomatoes
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • PulseNet XbaI pattern JJPX01.0061/BlnI pattern JJPX01.0021
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurants
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 54
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 54
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 8
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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