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2017 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at a Restaurant, Wisconsin

In November 2017 local and state public health officials in Wisconsin investigated an outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at Le Chateau, a restaurant located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Approximately 150 people attended a "Murder Mystery" event held over the course of 3 days in October. Fifty-seven attendees were interviewed. Of those, 18 people reported symptoms consistent with salmonellosis. Five ill people were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella enteritidis. Analysis of data collected in a case-control study revealed that consumption of chicken kabobs was significantly associated with illness. Multiple attendees reported that the chicken kabobs appeared to be undercooked.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Wisconsin
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Chicken kabobs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Le Chateau
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 18
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 13
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • No

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