A large outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 associated with eggs from overseas.

@article{Stevens1989ALO,
  title={A large outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 associated with eggs from overseas.},
  author={Andrew Stevens and Carol Joseph and J Daniel Bruce and David Fenton and M O'mahony and David B Cunningham and Brenda O'Connor and Bernard Rowe},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1989},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={425-33}
}
In February 1989 the largest reported outbreak to date in the United Kingdom of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 (PT4) infection occurred following a wedding reception at a hotel. One hundred and seventy-three people met the case definition of illness of whom 118 had the organism isolated from their stools. A further 17 were found to be S. enteritidis PT4 positive, but were asymptomatic. Lightly-cooked, egg-based sauces were the epidemiologically proven vehicles of infection. Investigations… CONTINUE READING