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A nasty bug, Salmonella I:4,5,12i:-, needs a name – Salmonella Firefly perhaps?

According to a report just released by the Health Department, as of May 5, 2013 at least 196 patrons and 4 employees of Firefly who consumed food and/or drinks at Firefly restaurant during April 21-26, 2013 have been determined to be confirmed or probable cases of Salmonella I:4,5,12i:- infection.  Perhaps we should call it “Salmonella Firefly?”  Here is a bit of history on this particular bug thanks to Patti at http://www.outbreakdatabase.com.

March 2010 France Salaisons du Lignon Dried Sausage 2010

In France, an outbreak of Salmonella I4,[5],12:i:-, was linked to a batch (Lot No. 040020900) of the Lou Mountagnard Brand La Pause Auvergnate Style dried sausage. The product was recalled by the company on May 27. On June 4, the company expanded i…Read More »

August 2008 Missouri Other Location Pudding and Unpasteurized Whipped Cream 2008

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enterica I 4[5],12:i:- occurred among people who had eaten pudding and unpasteurized whipped cream. It was not stated whether the pudding contained eggs. The exposure location was described only as “other.”…Read More »

August 2008 Tennessee Rural Community Private Water System 2008

An outbreak of Salmonella I 4,{5},12:i:- was attributed to drinking water from a private water system in a rural community in Tennessee. Water samples from multiple sources were contaminated with pathogens. Contamination of the unprotected reservoir…Read More »

July 2008 New Mexico Restaurant and Private Home Guacamole 2008

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enterica I 4,[5],12:i:- occurred among people who had eaten guacamole in a restaurant and in a private home in New Mexico.…Read More »

June 2008 Milford Valley Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chicken Kiev July, 2008

A cluster of an unusual strain of Salmonella, Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- was discovered in Minnesota and 12 other states. The investigation revealed that the illnesses involved the same pulse-field gel electrophoresis pattern. Illness risk was assoc…Read More »

May 2007 California Restaurant Deli Sandwich 2007

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- occurred among people who had eaten deli sandwiches at a restaurant in California. The type of deli sandwich was not described.…Read More »

February 2007 ConAgra Banquet Pot Pie 2007

In early June, 2007, four infections sharing a pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern were identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. As additional cases were reported, the initial investigation did not reveal the cause of the inf…Read More »

December 2006 Iowa Banquet Facility Unknown 2006

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella I4,[5],12:i:- occurred among people who had eaten at a banquet facility in Iowa.…Read More »

September 2006 Iowa Wedding Reception Pasta Salad and Potato Salad 2006

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- occurred among people who had eaten pasta salad or potato salad during a wedding reception in Iowa. The specific salad ingredients were not described.…Read More »

May 2006 Wal-Mart Deli 2006

Indiana health department workers responded to reports of an increase in the number of salmonellosis cases in the state. Salmonella I 4,[5], 12:i:- monophasic was isolated from case-patient stool samples. A food history questionnaire was sent to al…Read More »

April 2006 Oregon Office Setting or Private Home Baked Chicken 2006

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella serotype I4,[5],12:i:- occurred among people who had eaten baked chicken while in an office setting or in a private home in Oregon.…Read More »

January 2006 Arkansas Restaurant Unknown 2006

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella I4,[5],12:i:- occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Arkansas. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

December 1998 Queens Dinner Reception Unknown 1998

An outbreak of Salmonella serotype 4,5,12:i:- occurred among persons who attended a dinner reception in Queens, New York City. Although this strain of Salmonella had been isolated from individuals prior this outbreak, this was the first documented f…Read More »