Protracted Outbreak of S. Mbandaka Linked to a Restaurant Protracted Outbreak of S. Mbandaka Linked to a Restaurant

Sporadic cases of Salmonella Mbandaka infections were linked to a single restaurant over a period of nearly 10 years. How was the source finally identified?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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