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2017 Outbreak of Salmonella/Clostridium Perfringens Following Jambalaya Fundraiser, Columbia, Louisiana

In October 2017 the Louisiana Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among persons who attended a softball team fundraising event held on October 16 in Columbia, Louisiana. Health officials identified Salmonella in the chicken and sausage jambalaya. Clostridium perfringens was also identified. State health officials said that as many as 300 people at the jambalaya and that 158 were ill. At least 40 were hospitalized.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Louisiana
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Jambalaya
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Special event
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 158
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 40
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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