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Princeton Salmonella Caused by Touch of Ill Worker?

New Jersey health officials announced today that the Salmonella outbreak at Princeton University appears to have been caused by an ill food service worker who touched (with what?) some shredded cheddar cheese.  Salmonella is a fecal bacterium that causes one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States – Salmonellosis.

The New Jersey Health Department says there were 28 confirmed and 42 probable cases of Salmonella infections on campus between April 20 and May 2. ‚Ä®‚Ä® All the cases appeared to come from two food stations at the Frist Student Center.  A salad bar and the Ole Nuevo Latino food station were shut down on May 2, but reopened Monday.  Food workers at the campus center have been given refresher training on health issues, including wearing gloves and not working when they’re ill.