The Latest: At least 17 sickened from Thanksgiving meal
Posted 8:31 p.m. Tuesday
SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on food-related illnesses at a California Thanksgiving feast (all times local):
San Francisco Bay Area health officials now say at least 17 people, including three who died, were sickened after eating food from a community Thanksgiving meal.
Contra Costa Health Services officials told a news conference Tuesday that one person remained hospitalized and the rest were recovering at home.
County health officials say the likely cause of the illness was food-borne.
All those who got sick ate food from the same Thanksgiving meal hosted by a church in Antioch, California. Not all 17 people attended the meal; some ate leftovers brought home to them.
Initial word on the illness came Monday, when eight cases were reported including the three deaths.
The 835 diners at the meal included homeless people, residents of assisted living facilities and anyone who wanted to have a holiday meal.
San Francisco Bay Area health officials say the number of possible cases of food illness from a community Thanksgiving meal has increased to 16.
The East Bay Times quotes (http://bit.ly/2fJsH0a) Contra Costa Health Services as saying Tuesday they are investigating eight additional illnesses after initially reporting eight cases a day earlier, three of them fatalities.
All those who fell ill ate at the same Thanksgiving meal hosted by a church in Antioch, California, and held at the city's American Legion Hall.
The meal served 835 diners who included homeless people, residents of assisted living facilities, and anyone who wanted to have a good holiday meal.
County health officials are investigating to find what caused the illness and performing autopsies on the dead.