Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to raw almonds
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.

Search our Collections & Repository

All these words:

For very narrow results

This exact word or phrase:

When looking for a specific result

Any of these words:

Best used for discovery & interchangable words

None of these words:

Recommended to be used in conjunction with other fields



Publication Date Range:


Document Data


Document Type:






Clear All

Query Builder

Query box

Clear All

For additional assistance using the Custom Query please check out our Help Page


Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to raw almonds

Filetype[PDF-736.22 KB]

  • English

  • Details:

    • Journal Article:
    • Description:
      Thursday, May 20, 2004, 16:01 EDT (4:01 PM EDT)


      On May 12, 2004, the Oregon Department of Human Services State Health Division identified five cases of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis (SE) infections with isolates having indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFG E) patterns. In the five days before illness, all patients had consumed raw almonds produced by Paramount Farms and sold under the Kirkland Signature label through Costco stores. The link between illness and consumption of raw almonds was a statistically significant finding when patients were compared with other persons in the community.

      A review of recent SE isolates submitted to PulseNet, the National Molecular Subtyping Network for Foodborne Disease Surveillance, revealed 17 additional isolates from 9 states, for a total of 22 S E isolates with the outbreak-associated PFGE pattern (Alaska 1, Arizona 2, Idaho 2, Massachusetts 1, Michigan 3, Oregon 6, Tennessee 1, Utah 2, Washington 4). Ages of case-patients range from 11 months to 91 years with illness onset dates from June 2003 to April 2004. Of sixteen patients with known medical data, 5 were hospitalized and no one died. SE isolates from 2004 continue to be analyzed and case finding is ongoing.

    • Series:
    • Document Type:
    • Place as Subject:
    • Location:
    • Main Document Checksum:
    • File Type:

    Supporting Files

    • No Additional Files

    More +

    You May Also Like

    Checkout today's featured content at