Thirty people who ate a catered meal last Friday for Affiliated Community Medical Center employees in Marshall have been infected with salmonella, reports Rae Kruger. The state and Countryside Public Health would not release the name of the caterer, saying the incident is under investigation.
Spokesman Doug Schultz said two of those people were hospitalized. "So far, we identified 30 ill people," Schultz said. "People whose illness have similar characteristics, which is a suggestion of a food-borne illness."
Schultz said the state is investigating. He said about 40 to 50 people may have attended the lunch. Preliminary results show the people were infected with a strain of the salmonella bacteria.
The outbreak appears to be limited to ACMC employees who ate at the event.