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New York Tomatoes 2005

In July, seven individuals in four counties (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, and Oneida) became ill with salmonellosis after consuming sliced tomatoes obtained at restaurants and grocery stores. Individuals who became ill reported diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, cramps, vomiting and fever. The agent was isolated and, using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), was identified as Salmonella Newport, the third most common Salmonella serotype. The restaurants and groceries indicated were inspected by the health department and educated on the proper handling of produce.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Tomato
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Many
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 27
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 27
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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