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Georgia Restaurants Green Onions 2003

Outbreaks of hepatitis A were linked to the consumption of green onions at restaurants. A traceback showed that the implicated green onions originated from the same distributor from California suppliers and had been grown in Mexico. The implicated onion lots were distributed widely to central and northern Georgia counties. Over 300 cases of hepatitis A occurred. Three other states noted restaurant-associated, green onion, hepatitis A outbreaks in the fall of this year. These states were: Pennsylvania; North Carolina; Tennessee.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2003
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetables, Green Onions
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 348
  • 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

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