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2017 Clostridium perfringens, Ramsey County, Minnesota jail

In September 2017 St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among inmates at the local jail. State health officials tested sample trays of food served for lunch and dinner on September 8. Clostridium perfringens was found in a sample of tamale pie and in rice. One hundred thirty seven inmates reported illness. None were hospitalized.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Rice, tamale pie
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Jail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 137
  • 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:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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