Clostridium perfringens Infection Among Inmates at a County Jail -- Wisconsin, August 2008

Hsieh, H.; Archer, J.; Heffernan, R.; Davis, J. P.; Nielsen, C. F.
February 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/20/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p138
The article reports on Clostridium perfringens infection among more than 100 inmates at a Wisconsin county jail on August 8, 2008. The inmates reportedly suffered nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Local health officials found that the outbreak was caused by eating casserole containing ground turkey and beef. An environmental investigation revealed that the casserole was made with food items that were prepared and stored improperly.


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