They picked up samples of meat in each place, and had them tested.
It was a pretty dull tour, the owners were all a bit nervous because they didn't want to be involved with food poisoning. The proprietor soothed her, and made a comment to Taylor and Schmidt about unemployment and drugs and alcohol. She had preliminary results of the meat tests: negative.
They asked the community to help: the police would look the other way while people dropped off their marijuana anonymously for testing.
It turned out the marijuana was VERY contaminated, from a million to ten million cells per gram.
That got Taylor thinking of tranquilizers and Quaaludes and things like that, drugs in capsules that could get contaminated in processing.
They went back to see Frank and his wife in the morning.
In such outbreaks, there is always a common denominator: an eating place, a dinner party, a church social. They formed two teams, and started visiting households of the patients. Beginning in mid-December 1980, and continuing over a period of eight weeks, a total of 36 cases of Salmonella muenchen (group C2) enteritis had been reported to the Ohio Department of Health from the two acute-care hospitals in Steubenville, Ohio, additional cases had been reported at the acute-care hospital in Weirton, West Virginia, just across the Ohio river from Steubenville. Salmonellosis is the most frequent single cause of food infections in the USA. Some are still found in their place of discovery, most have become cosmopolitan. muenchenis one of the most reported serotypes in the U. - so in this outbreak, its name wasn't much of a clue. Schmidt) found it to be a very run-down old mill town. Officer, Enteric Diseases Branch, Bacterial Diseases Division, Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, to discuss an outbreak of Salmonellosis occurring in Jefferson County, Ohio. D., epidemiology-elective student, left for Steubenville to assist in the investigation.To really make sure they had the culprit though, they needed to set up a case-control study.They did this in Michigan, where the source of the Lansing outbreak was still unknown.