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2014 Outbreak at An Office Holiday Party, Maitland, Florida

At least 55 people became ill on December 10, 2014 after an office party held at the Maitland Colonnades Office Building in Maitland, Florida. About 100 people attended the annual event. About 25 people were transported to hospitals in Orange and Seminole counties. Officials said a caterer provided the food around 12:30 pm. Illnesses began to occur around 2:30 pm. Food and clinical specimens tested positive for Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2014
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Florida
  • Organism(s):
  • Staphylococcus aureus
    Bacillus cereus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Caterer
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 55
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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