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2015 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at the Cass County Jail, North Dakota

In December 2015 public health officials in North Dakota investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens that occurred among inmates at the Cass County jail. One hundred fifteen inmates were sick. No one was hospitalized and no one died.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • North Dakota
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Jail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 115
  • 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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