October 28, 2008: Salmonella Outbreak Reported In Los Angeles

According to Los Angeles public health officials, meals prepared by Volunteers of America, Greater Los Angeles, for local pre-school programs, have been linked to at least 32 confirmed cases of Salmonella food poisoning. 

Many of the food poisoning victims are pre-schoolers attending Head Start programs in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.  At least ten children and 5 adults have been hospitalized as a result of the outbreak.

The first reported case occurred at the Maude Booth Family Center, 11243 Kittridge St, North Hollywood, on October 15, followed by a second case at an unidentified Volunteers of America run school two days later.

Public health officials are still trying to determine the source of the illnesses.

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain.

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