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Sushi King Restaurant California Rolls 2006

In February, Benton County Health Unit, Arkansas, received a report of an large outbreak of gastroenteritis. The investigation eventually associated the illnesses with recently eating at the Sushi King Restaurant. Consumption of the California rolls was statistically associated with illness, specifically the imitation crab mix ingredient. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was isolated from the stool of infected food workers.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Seafood, Finfish, Whitefish, imitation crab
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 161
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 63
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 98
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 7
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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