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Frederick County 4-H Country Butchering Event and Benefit Pancake Breakfast Sausage 2011

An outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred among people attending a benefit pancake breakfast on March 5, in Thurmont, Maryland, at the Trinity United Church of Christ. Sausage and meat pudding were named as the vehicles of infection. These originated from a Frederic County, 4-H Camp Center Country Butchering event; the sausage was confirmed to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Maryland
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Sausage Meat Pudding
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Charity Event
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 18
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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