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Sunset House Restaurant 2003

Patrons of the Sunset House restaurant, Wyoming, developed Salmonella Heidelberg. The cases resided in six states. Epidemiological and laboratory analysis showed that canned mushrooms were the likely vehicle for transmission, although other food items may have been contaminated. The analysis showed that the mushrooms had not been contaminated during production as unopened cans of mushrooms showed no signs of contamination. Food handling practices at the restaurant likely contaminated the mushrooms.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2003
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Ohio, Idaho
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetables, Mushrooms Cross contamination
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 55
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 39
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 16
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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