A high majority of the people who ate the dish became ill.
The ages of those with a confirmed illness range from 15 to 72 years old.
Doctors expect more illness, because more than 300 plates may have been sold.
A second bacteria contributed to the mass food poisoning in Caldwell Parish according to Dr. Parham Jaberi, assistant state health officer. "These are organisms that, when they are ingested, they release a toxin that gets you sick".
Many businesses in town were short-staffed because of the outbreak, Mayor Richard Meredith told The News-Star of Monroe. He added, "I've never seen anything like it".
Drew Keahey, a Caldwell Parish farmer, president of the Tensas Parish Levee District board and a director of Homeland Bank, mentioned that over ten bank workers had to leave on Tuesday.
"Everybody knows somebody who is sick", he said.
Scores of people are sick after an outbreak of salmonella poisoning in Louisiana that may have caused the death of one person, according to officials.
The health department said food purchased from the fundraiser - including side dishes that could have had contact with the jambalaya - should be thrown away.
Salmonella causes around one million food-borne illnesses in the United States yearly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Clostridium perfringens produces a toxin that causes gastrointestinal illness and presents numerous same symptoms as salmonella. Typical symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever.
- Quarterly EPS analysis of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF)
- No Curse Needed: Lil B & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Make Peace
- Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) PT Set at $5.00 by Barclays PLC
- Teen fatally shoots 10-year-old friend with crossbow after 'a disagreement'
- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) PT Lowered to $100.00 at Stifel Nicolaus
- Singapore Airlines inks deal with Boeing worth 13.8 bln United States dollars
- Cheap Stock Alert on UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)
- Korea Investment CORP Grows Stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)
- Train Derailment clean up continues in Sturgeon County
- MetroCard replacement to bring MTA 'into 21st century'