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Floating Restaurant Food Worker 1986

A large, prolonged outbreak of hepatitis A occurred among patrons and employees of a floating restaurant in Florida. The exposure period lasted 31 days. Green salad was an important vehicle of transmission for each phase of the outbreak. Non-salad pantry items and mixed bar drinks were also identified as vehicles, however both were more important during the early phase of the outbreak. Two infected food workers had worked in the pantry and likely contaminated the food and drinks.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 1986
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Food worker, Vegetable, leafy greens, beverages
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 103
  • 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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