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The following case of Salmonella montevideo infection is reported because of the unusual probable source of infection, dry powdered egg yolk. In giving treatment for or attempting to prevent recurrences of such infections, physicians should consider this possible source. A letter was sent to the packing company to determine whether this strain of S. montevideo had been isolated from their product, dry powdered egg yolk. They replied immediately that they had been informed by the Federal Food and Drug Administration that S. montevideo had been recovered from the dry egg yolk tested in the Food and Drug Administration laboratories but that this finding had not yet been confirmed by their own laboratories.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 3-year-old white girl was admitted Nov. 13, 1952, to the pediatric service of the U. S. Army Hospital, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, N. Y., with the chief complaint of diarrhea. The patient had been
Southard SC, Watson WB, Capute AJ. SALMONELLA MONTEVIDEO INFECTION FOLLOWING USE OF POWDERED EGG YOLK. JAMA. 1953;152(15):1432-1433. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.63690150006009e