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Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013


Gastroenteritis Outbreak Associated with Unpasteurized Tempeh, North Carolina, USA

Stephanie E. GrieseComments to Author , Aaron T. Fleischauer, Jennifer K. MacFarquhar, Zackary Moore, Cris Harrelson, Anita Valiani, Sue Ellen Morrison, David Sweat, Jean-Marie Maillard, Denise Griffin, Debra Springer, Matthew Mikoleit, Anna E. Newton, Brendan Jackson, Thai-An Nguyen, Stacey Bosch, and Megan Davies
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S.E. Griese, A.T. Fleischauer, J.K. MacFarquhar, M. Mikoleit, A.E. Newton, B. Jackson, T.-A. Nguyen, S. Bosch); North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (S.E. Griese, A.T. Fleischauer, J.K. MacFarquhar, Z. Moore, C. Harrelson, A. Valiani, D. Sweat, J.-M. Maillard, D. Griffin, D. Springer, M. Davies); Buncombe County Department of Health, Asheville, North Carolina, USA (S.E. Morrison)

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Characteristics of 89 case-patients identified during investigation of infections with Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+), North Carolina, USA, February 29–May 8, 2012*

No. (%) patients
Case classification
Confirmed 87 (98)
2 (2)
F 45 (51)
44 (49)
Patient age, y
Range 4–79
Median 26
Signs or symptoms
Diarrhea, n = 86 86 (100)
Abdominal cramps, n = 82 70 (85)
Fever, n = 84 69 (82)
Vomiting, n = 84 33 (39)
Bloody diarrhea, n = 82
30 (37)
Treatment and outcomes
Sought medical care 83 (93)
Hospitalized 8 (12)
Died 0 (0)

*Values are no. (%) except as indicated. n values indicate number of case-patients who responded to question.

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