1964 Aberdeen Typhoid Outbreak
Typhoid outbreak. Aberdeen. Scotland. 1964. In 1964 there was an outbreak of typhoid in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. The first two cases were identified on 20 May 1964; eventually over 400 cases were diagnosed and the patients were quarantined at the City Hospital in Urquhart Road, but no fatalities resulted. The outbreak was eventually traced to contaminated tinned corned beef from South America made by Fray Bentos and sold in the city's branch of the Scottish grocery chain William Low. The infected meat then contaminated a meat slicing machine within the William Low shop, leading to the spread of the disease. Pictured. Discarded Tins of corned beef from Argentina, 31st May 1964.
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|Keywords||1960s,Cans,Diseases and Viruses,Food and Drink,Medical,Scares,Tinned,Typhoid|
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|Year||1964 Aberdeen Typhoid Outbreak|
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