An outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Litchfield infection in Australia linked to consumption of contaminated papaya.

@article{Gibbs2009AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Litchfield infection in Australia linked to consumption of contaminated papaya.},
  author={Robyn A Gibbs and Nevada M Pingault and Terry Mazzucchelli and L. O'Reilly and Brian Mackenzie and Jennifer Elizabeth Green and Ray Mogyorosy and Russell Stafford and Robert Bell and Lester Hiley and Kathleen Fullerton and Paul van Buynder},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={1094-8}
}
An outbreak of 26 cases of Salmonella Litchfield infection occurred in the states of Western Australia and Queensland between October 2006 and January 2007. A case-control study was conducted with 12 cases and 24 controls, and a significant association was found between illness and consumption of papaya (odds ratio, 32.8; 95% confidence interval, 2.71 to 883.5). Papaya samples were collected from 26 stores in Western Australia, and 9 of 38 samples were contaminated with Salmonella Litchfield… CONTINUE READING

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