April 4, 2020

Alabama Links Staph Outbreak at Sunnyside Daycare to Food

Staph bacteria found in food served at Sunnyside Child Care Center is a genetic match to the strain that sickened 86 children, hospitalizing 30 of them, Alabama health officials have announced. Staphylococcus Aureus infections cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and lethargy.

DaycareChicken, pasta, green beans and apples were positive for the toxin,  State Health Officer Don Williamson told the Montgomery Advertiser.

Health officials are working with kitchen staff on food safety procedures. The kitchen at the Sunnyside Child Care Center on S. Court Street prepares food for that location and the Sunnyside location on Norman Bridge Road. The facility was closed for  several days while the investigation was being conducted but reopened on Monday.

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