Multistate Shigellosis Outbreak and Commercially Prepared Food, United States
Published Date:Jun 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(6):1147-1149.
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Description:In 2000, shigellosis traced to a commercially prepared dip developed in 406 persons nationwide. An ill employee may have inadvertently contaminated processing equipment. This outbreak demonstrates the vulnerability of the food supply and how infectious organisms can rapidly disseminate through point-source contamination of a widely distributed food item.
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