May 26, 2024

Outbreak at Wedding Held at Gardens on Q in Holdrege, Nebraska

An alleged outbreak at a wedding held at the Gardens on Q venue in Holdrege, Nebraska has sickened an unnamed number of guests, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service and the Two Rivers Public Health Department. That venue address is 74192 Q Road in Holdrege. Public health officials are asking that anyone who attended that wedding reception fill out a survey even if they didn't get sick to help them solve this outbreak. There is no information about the number of people potentially sickened, the patient age range, illness onset dates, or whether anyone has been hospitalized. The survey simply said that there are "potential cases of gastrointestinal illness among people who attended a wedding reception at Gardens on Q." The survey asks people to check … [Read more...]

Fireside Grille Caters a Wedding, 51 Guests Get Sick

The Fireside Grille caters a wedding in Altoona, Iowa, and 51 guests got sick the next day, according to news reports. ¬†Lindsey Graham-Humphreys, the bride, told the Des Moines Register that her guests got sick after eating food served by that restaurant. The Fireside Grill is located at 523 8th Street SouthEast in Altoona. Some of the guests were sick with symptoms of food poisoning for more than two days. Symptoms were not described, and there is no information about whether or not anyone was hospitalized. The bride contacted the establishment and was not satisfied with the answers. An inspection at that establishment was conducted on June 12, 2023, ¬†which was allegedly days before the wedding. And some significant violations were found. This is a screen shot of the inspection … [Read more...]

Shigella Outbreak at Wedding in Oregon Linked to Asparagus

According to data presented at the CDC's Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference, contaminated asparagus was the likely source of a Shigella outbreak at a Yarnhill County wedding in Oregon in 2018. One hundred twelve people were sickened; 10 people were hospitalized. The Oregon Health Authority first received reports of gastroenteritis at a wedding in august 2018. Shigella flexneri type 3a was identified in stool samples taken from patients. That particular pathogen accounts for less than 3% of the Shigella flexneri isolates in the United States. Researchers asked the wedding attendees to fill out surveys to try to find the cause of the outbreak. Presumptive cases were people who had diarrhea lasting 5 days or less. Confirmed cases were patents who had Shigella flexneri … [Read more...]

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