Alfalfa Seed Decontamination in Salmonella Outbreak
Christopher J. Gill*†, William E. Keene* , Janet C. Mohle-Boetani‡, Jeff A. Farrar§, Patti L. Waller¶, Christine G. Hahn#, and Paul R. Cieslak*
Author affiliations: *Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland, Oregon, USA;; †Tufts University-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ‡California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California, USA; §California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California, USA; ¶Washington State Department of Health, Shoreline, Washington, USA; #Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho, USA
Figure 1. Epidemic curve of Salmonella Mbandaka outbreak, 1999. Line indicates the timing of the Oregon Health Division’s press release alerting the public of the outbreak. A lot L seed embargo and voluntary recall of brand X sprouts also occurred at this time.
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