Missouri Salmonella Outbreak: Possibly Linked to a Missouri Restaurant in Jefferson City in Cole County
There are now more than three dozen salmonella illnesses in the Missouri Salmonella Outbreak that has plagued Cole County this last month. And while county officials believe there is a common restaurant, they are not releasing the name of the suspected facility at present – only that it is in Jefferson city. Instead, they are pushing forward with an investigation led by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Cole County Health Department.
All of the 36 samples that have been subjected to advance d PFGE analysis have been a match. PFGE is the technique used to determine the “DNA Fingerprint” of a particular pathogen like salmonella to see if it shares a common origin.