Perry County Missouri Dealing with Salmonella Outbreak

Aug 13, 2018

A southeast Missouri county is dealing with a salmonella outbreak.

Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville says there have been over 30 cases of Salmonella diagnosed since August 6th. Patient ages range from two to 68.  Three cases have required acute hospital admission, two short-term hospital observation and treatment, and one case has been transferred to a Cape Girardeau hospital.  The others so far are recovering with medication and hydration at home.

The Perry County Health Department says many of the reports of illness come from people who attended the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Seminary Picnic in Perryville from August 3rd through 5th.

The health department has posted a questionnaire for those who attended the event in an attempt to determine the source of the illness and protect the community from further illness.