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2008 Clostridium perfringens at a Wisconsin Jail Linked to a casserole

Jail inmates reported illness after eating casserole served during the evening meal on August 7. The casserole was made with leftover ingredients from previous meals, including macaroni, ground beef, ground turkey. Clostridium Perfringens was isolated from leftover casserole. Clostridium Perfringens toxin was isolated in the stool of six ill inmates. Institutional settings were advised not to serve reused meats unless food hygiene, preparation and storage procedures were carefully followed.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Wisconsin
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Casserole Beef, Ground Beef Poultry, Ground Turkey
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Jail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 100
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 94
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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