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Epidemiol Infect. 1988 Oct;101(2):249-57.

Salmon as a food-poisoning vehicle--two successive Salmonella outbreaks.

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Public Health Laboratory, Gloucester.

Abstract

Gastroenteritis due to Salmonella montevideo occurred amongst guests attending two social functions held within 24 h, food for both having been provided by the same catering firm. Salmon was the most likely vehicle of infection in each case, although cross-contamination of other foods occurred. There were no deaths; four patients were admitted to hospital, one of whom underwent appendicectomy. A review of salmon-associated food-poisoning outbreaks suggests that fresh salmon is an infrequent cause of food poisoning in the United Kingdom. The two outbreaks described here resulted from a failure of simple kitchen hygiene measures at a time of high ambient temperatures. Some current cooking instructions for salmon are inadequate.

PMID:
3181309
PMCID:
PMC2249380
DOI:
10.1017/s0950268800054169
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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