clostridiumperfringens_406x250The Antioch, CA Thanksgiving dinner tragedy spread beyond one family to cause at least 19 illnesses including three deaths, local health officials say.

All the victims attended a Thanksgiving dinner that served 800. It was put on at the Antioch American Legion Hall by the Golden Hills Community Church with food prepared in private homes.

The event was produced without obtaining any permits, which would not have permitted food from private homes or from unlicensed facilities.

How the dinner was depicted has changed as it unfolded this week. On Monday, there were three deaths and five illnesses all limited to
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Antioch_406x250Three people are dead and five others are being treated for “probable food-borne (illness) symptoms, according to Contra Costa County health officials. The eight victims share the same residence and all attended the Thanksgiving dinner at the Antioch, CA American Legion Post.

At a Monday evening press conference, health officials said they are still in the early stages of the investigation. At this point there is no evidence that anyone except the family members got sick.

For that reason, the incident is not yet being treated as an outbreak of foodborne illness.

In addition to the three deaths, one member
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