Australia – Investigations into Central Coast Salmonella outbreak continue

NSW GOV AU

NSW Health and the NSW Food Authority are continuing to investigate a significant foodborne outbreak following a conference on the Central Coast last week.

At least 69 people from across NSW, the Northern Territory and Queensland are known to have become unwell with symptoms of food poisoning, of which 27 people have confirmed Salmonella infections to date.

Dr Jeremy McAnulty, NSW Health Executive Director of Public Health, said public health officials from across NSW have been working to speak to all those who have become unwell after attending or working at the conference.

“Close to 230 people attended or worked at the two-day conference, and so far at least 31 of them are known to have attended Emergency Departments,” Dr McAnulty said.

“NSW Health is working closely with the NSW Food Authority to investigate the cause of the outbreak.

“Our public health experts continue to contact people associated with the event, including attendees from the Aboriginal Languages Trust and we thank all of those who have assisted us so far.

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