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West Geauga High School Football Banquet Roast Beef 2008

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten roast beef served during a banquet. The banquet was held at the the West Geauga High School for the football team. Prime rib beef and potatoes were provided by a local restaurant. Restaurant customers who had eaten the same items at the restaurant did not become ill. Poor temperature holding of the beef was suspected.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Ohio
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Roast Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • School
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 50
  • 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

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