Kenosha County Salmonella Outbreak Investigation
The Kenosha County Division of Health reports that more than 60 persons may have been sickened in a Salmonella outbreak linked to eating Pork carnitas sold at Supermercado Los Corrales.
According to the Kenosha County Division of Health press release dated May 21, 2015:
- More than 60 ill persons have been identified. Interviews with individuals with gastrointestinal illness and exposure to Supermercado Los Corrales continues at this time.
- Salmonella with a matching DNA fingerprint has been found in five case patients. Additional stool samples are being tested and the number of confirmed cases is expected to increase as those results become available.
- Based on the interviews that have been conducted, the source of the outbreak appears to be pork carnitas sold at Supermercado Los Corrales. Testing of food from Supermercado Los Corrales is currently in progress.
- The meat and food preparation area of Supermercado Los Corrales is temporarily closed while the investigation is ongoing, but the remainder of the establishment is open.
The Kenosha County Division of Health can be contacted at (262) 605-6700, (800) 472-8008, or visit www.kenoshacounty.org.
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