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2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Wedding, Oklahoma

Oklahoma public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among guests at a rehearsal dinner and wedding held in August 2017. The meals were served over a two day period (August 5-6). Twenty-eight people reported symptoms that included vomiting and diarrhea. A specimen collected from an ill attendee 12 days after symptoms resolved was negative for foodborne pathogens. No one was hospitalized and no one died. The rehearsal dinner was prepared in a private residence the night before the wedding. A traditional Brazilian meal was served. It was noted there were concerns with food preparation because of lack of hand washing and cross contamination.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Oklahoma
  • Organism(s):
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 28
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 28
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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