Clostridium perfringens infection among inmates at a county jail--Wisconsin, August 2008.

  • Published 2009 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


On August 8, 2008, employees at a Wisconsin county jail noted nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea among more than 100 inmates during the early morning inspection. Seven inmates were seen by the jail nurse that morning. Following jail protocol, guards gave at least 60 inmates bismuth subsalicylate to relieve symptoms, and the jail nurse notified local health… (More)


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