AU: Suspected salmonella outbreak: 250 food poisoning cases linked to principals’ conference in Brisbane
ABC News: A total of 250 people are now sick after a suspected salmonella outbreak at a school principals’ conference in Brisbane last week, Queensland Health says.
About 1,200 delegates gathered for the conference on February 26 and 27 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
Chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said 250 have now reported gastro-intestinal symptoms, up from 175 on Tuesday.
So far 24 have been hospitalised.
Queensland Heath said the conference had a varied menu, and authorities were trying to work out precisely what people ate.
The usual causes for salmonella infections are poorly cooked meat, poultry and eggs.
BCEC suspended its supply of fresh eggs and poultry products until the results of the Queensland Health investigation were known.