At least four people became ill after a salmonella outbreak at Golden Gardens Park, according to public health officials.
Earlier this month, Good Vibe Tribe Luau hosted an event at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle that caused a number of people to become ill after eating food served at the event, according to Public Health Seattle-King County.
Public Health officials has yet to determine the specific food that caused the outbreak.
Salmonella is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. The bacteria is spread through the fecal-oral route by contaminated food and water. Symptoms consists of vomiting, fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, according to foodsafety.gov.
Public Health Insider reports, to prevent Salmonella infection:
- Wash hands with soap and water after going to the bathroom, changing diapers, touching animals, and before eating or preparing food.
- Cook all meats thoroughly, especially poultry.
- Wash cutting boards and counters used for meat or poultry preparation immediately after use to avoid cross contaminating other foods.
Later this week, the health department is expected to know the exact cause of the outbreak and determine whether or not it’s linked to the same salmonella outbreak that occurred last year.
For more information following the outbreak, click here.