October 25, 2016

Salmonella Outbreak at GA Centennial High School in 2014 Sickened 150

The 2014 Salmonella outbreak at at Centennial High School Sports Banquet in Fulton County, Georgia sickened up to 150 people. An analysis of this outbreak was conducted by Caroline Stamatakis as part of a field investigation report by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Seventy-one of the 200 attendees were surveyed after the outbreak. Fifty-six probable cases and 13 controls were identified. Onset of symptoms were from December 8 to December 10, 2014. The most common symptoms were headache, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, body aches, and chills. The average illness length was about 5 days. Those in the probable case group who ate the smoked chicken at the banquet all got sick. Only the smoked chicken was "significantly associated with illness." Bacteriology results … [Read more...]

Did Salmonella Sicken 100 at Centennial High School Sports Banquet in Georgia?

More than 100 people in Fulton County, Georgia got food poisoning after attending a Centennial High School football banquet, according to local news reports. At least one person has been diagnosed with Salmonella. Health officials do not know the source of the outbreak that caused more than 100 people to suffer symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. They are asking anyone who attended the banquet and developed symptoms to see a doctor. The Fulton County health department has launched an investigation. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning are the same as those reported. They usually develop six to 72 hours after exposure and last about a week. In some cases, hospitalization is required. No information has been released about how many, if any, people were … [Read more...]

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