80 sick with Shigella in Jordan linked to hummus

Robert Herriman of Outbreak News Today reports Jordanian health officials believe out-of-temperature chickpea hummus is the source of a Shigella outbreak that sickened 80.

Jordanian-Lebanese-Food-4-LThe report first appeared in Al Wakeel News.

The tainted hummus was served at a restaurant in Grandl area, Altafilah province.

Communicable Disease Director with the Health Ministry, Dr Mohammad Abdullat said that out of the 26 samples sent to the central laboratory, 16 of them were positive for shigella.

Of all the people hospitalized for their illness, only two remain.

The restaurant has been closed while the investigation into this foodborne outbreak continues.