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Multistate Tomatoes 2006

A multistate outbreak occurred that was associated with eating raw tomatoes in restaurants. No single restaurant or restaurant chain was associated with this outbreak. The source of the implicated tomatoes was never determined. The strain of Salmonella Newport identified in this outbreak matched the Salmonella Newport strain that had been implicated in an outbreak involving tomatoes in 2005.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 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):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 115
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 115
  • 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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