Brisbane, Queensland, February 2015

Health - Food poisoning outbreak

Quick Statistics

24 Injured

On 26 and 27 February 2015, 1200 delegates from schools throughout Queensland gathered for a conference in Brisbane.

254 of them contracted salmonella food poisoning, with 24 requiring hospitalisation once they returned home.

Queensland Health sent a questionnaire to those who were affected, in the hope of determining the cause of the salmonella.

Information Sources

Brisbane Times, “Food poisoning hits 175 Queensland school principals”, 3 March 2015, website viewed 4 March 2015
Queensland Health, ‘Gastro strikes Brisbane conference’, 6 March 2015, website visited 17 March 2015