26 February 2015 Epidemic

Epidemic – Food poisoning outbreak, Brisbane 2015

On 26 and 27 February 2015, 1200 delegates from schools throughout Queensland gathered for a conference in Brisbane.

254 of them contracted salmonella food poisoning, with 24 requiring hospitalisation once they returned home.

Queensland Health sent a questionnaire to those who were affected, in the hope of determining the cause of the salmonella.

More information will be added to this entry as it becomes available.

Quick Statistics

24 Injured
Information Sources

Information Sources

Brisbane Times, “Food poisoning hits 175 Queensland school principals”, 3 March 2015, website viewed 4 March 2015
Queensland Health, ‘Gastro strikes Brisbane conference’, 6 March 2015, website visited 17 March 2015


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