Emergence of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis phage type 4 in Hawaii traced to locally-produced eggs.


OBJECTIVES In August 1998, the Hawaii Department of Health observed a nine-fold increase in human Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) infections. Isolates were phage type 4 (PT4). An investigation was initiated to determine the source of the outbreak. METHODS A matched case-control study enrolled 38 cases. Cases were Hawaii residents with diarrhea and a stool… (More)


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