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Netherlands Hard Cheese

In 2006, over 200 cases of a rare strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were detected in the Netherlands. It was phage type 561. Fifty one of these cases were eventually associated with eating hard cheese that had been purchased from a farm. Eating cheese from the farm or from the farm market stall were associated with infection. The Salmonella bacteria were found in the diary's production room.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Cheese
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Farm, Farmers' Market
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 51
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 51
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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