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Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections linked to imported rucola lettuce

Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections linked to imported rucola lettuce

Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 5(2): 165-173

On November 15, 2004, a cluster of three cases of Salmonella Thompson infection was registered by the Norwegian reference laboratory. In the following days further cases occurred, prompting a case-control study among the first 13 cases and 26 matched controls. By December 31, 21 cases had been reported, with the first onset on October 24. Consumption of rucola lettuce (Eruca sativa, also known as rocket salad or arugula) (OR 8,8 and mixed salad (OR 5,0 was associated with illness.

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PMID: 18361685

DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2007.0053

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