CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1989 |
Two elderly patients have died and dozens of others have taken ill during a food poisoning outbreak at a Pomona nursing home, county officials disclosed Tuesday. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Bob Dambacher said Denise Louetta, 89, and Laurencia Spurlock, 78, died from eating contaminated food served at the Towne Avenue Convalescent Hospital in Pomona on Aug. 11. Health officials said 47 of 88 patients and seven of 89 staff members have taken ill with symptoms of nausea and diarrhea.