Testing has ruled out imported fish as the source of a Salmonella outbreak at Burnside Hospital in Adelaide, SA Health says.
A statement from the hospital last week said the presence of the bacteria was confirmed at the hospital on September 8 and all recent and current patients had been informed about the issue.
Imported fish was identified as a possible source of the outbreak, but SA Health said testing had now ruled that out.
Cross-contamination from eggs is under investigation as a possible cause of the outbreak, for which the hospital apologized last week.
And that advice is not to use pasteurized eggs in dishes for those in a hospital – those immunocompromised – and serve raw alfalfa sprouts (pic from a Brisbane hospital, left).
Some advice: don’t serve raw sprouts and only use pasteurized eggs.