Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

Raw eggs suspected as source of Salmonella outbreak

8 July, 2017

Marquette County has recently experienced a small Salmonella outbreak among residents. Marquette County, MI, health officials are investigating an egg producer in connection with a Salmonella enteritidis outbreak linked to Hollandaise sauce made with unpasteurized raw eggs and served at a restaurant. The outbreak includes four confirmed victims and at least four probable victims and is linked to raw, unpasteurized eggs served in Hollandaise sauce with eggs Benedict at a restaurant.
Six of the eight victims dined at the restaurant and five of them specifically recall eating the Hollandaise sauce. Three of the four lab-confirmed victims were among the restaurant diners. The four confirmed victims all had the same Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern, meaning they were infected with the same strain of Salmonella.