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|Title:||An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium RDNC A045 at a wedding feast in South Australia|
Hall, Robert Geoffrey
|Citation:||Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 1999; 23(4):101-103|
|Peter Brennan, Rosalind Holland, Robert Hall and Scott Cameron|
|Abstract:||In April 1998 an outbreak of salmonellosis amongst guests at a wedding feast was investigated. Of the 58 attendees interviewed 38 (66%) subsequently developed gastrointestinal symptoms. Stool cultures from 7 cases grew Salmonella Typhimurium RDNC A045. Food samples were culture-negative for Salmonella spp. A cohort study implicated spatchcock (RR 2.5, 95% CI 1.09-5.77) and scampi (RR 2.0, 95% CI 1.05-3.89). Temperature abuse and cross-contamination within the kitchen during preparation and cooking are likely to have been the main contributing factors to this outbreak. Control measures included staff education in safe food handling and improvements in poultry processing methods to minimise carcass contamination.|
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