Our attorneys are investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter infections in Wisconsin.
Eight students who attend Durand High School have tested positive for Campylobacter infections (campylobacteriosis). At least 50 other students have symptoms of campylobacteriosis, and tests are pending.
“Campylobacter outbreaks are almost always caused by contaminated food,” said Fred Pritzker, one of the few attorneys in the nation who has won settlements for people sickened by the bacteria. “One of my recent cases involved a man who drank raw milk tainted with Campylobacter and developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which resulted in his being paralyzed from the neck down.”
Fred and his Bad Bug Law Team are investigating the outbreak. Even in the last few hours, new positive test results have arrived at the county health department. Samples of food and environmental swabs from the high school are also being tested.
Once a food product is pinpointed, measures will be taken to determine the farm where it came from, who processed it and how it was distributed. This is called a traceback investigation.
You can click here now to contact Fred and his team for your free consultation regarding your child’s illness.
The investigation of the outbreak involves the Durand School District and health officials from the CDC, Pepin County and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. For more information, read, “Can I Sue a School for Food Poisoning?“