Maysara Winery & Pearl Catering: the Cause of the Shigella Wedding Outbreak?

In the days following the announcement of the Shigella Wedding Outbreak, more information has come out naming the suspects. The wedding venue, Maysara Winery, and the wedding caterer, Pearl Catering, are among them. According to the recent report on the outbreak from the Oregon Health Authority, 105 people were sickened and 10 were hospitalized from the 263 guests who attended the wedding. Fortunately, no one died. The health agency concluded that: “An outbreak of Shigella flexneri type 3a infections was most likely caused by contaminated asparagus consumed by people who attended a wedding reception in Yamhill County on August 11, 2018. Bread was also associated with illness, but it is less likely to be the cause of the outbreak. Asparagus accounts for a higher proportion of cases, and the age breakdown of illness is better explained by asparagus consumption patterns.” Shigella Fast Facts When it comes to Shigella, there is a lot of information out there. But here…

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