Tag archive for ‘foodborne illness’
By Robert On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

CDC: Cyclospora outbreaks ‘appears to be over’

The multistate cyclospora outbreak, which was first reported on in early July in Iowa, appears to be over, according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a final update released More...

By Robert On Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Iowa ‘crypto cluster’ linked to unpasteurized apple cider

The parasitic infection, cryptosporidiosis, has been reported in high numbers in the Hawkeye State this year topping 1,000 cases. To add to that number is the latest cluster reported out of Johnson County, IA.   Cryptosporidium More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Texas cyclospora outbreak linked to fresh cilantro from Mexico in some cases

While the cyclospora outbreak in the states of Iowa and Nebraska were linked to salad mix from Taylor Farms de Mexico back in August, investigations into the state that has recorded the most cases of the parasitic More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Tainted beef stroganoff likely source of Oregon outdoor school outbreak

Health officials say that an outbreak that sickened  about 40 children sick earlier this month at an outdoor school, was likely due to beef stroganoff contaminated with a common food borne illness bacteria, Clostridium More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Cholera confirmed in South Carolina, linked to eating raw shellfish

At least three people in South Carolina have been confirmed positive for the bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of the gastrointestinal disease, cholera, according to South Carolina health officials More...

By Robert On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

New radio show, ‘Outbreak News This Week’ to premiere Saturday on the Tan Talk Network

The Global Dispatch is proud to announce its next media venture- a new, niche radio program geared toward news and information about infectious diseases. The show, Outbreak News This Week will feature the latest More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Florida reports 26 cases of Vibrio vulnificus statewide

The number of cases of the potentially deadly bacterial infection from Vibrio vulnificus stands at 26 across the state, according to a WESH.com report Friday. The bacterium has prompted a health warning in Central More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Hepatitis A outbreak linked to pomegranate seeds from Turkey climbs to 162

The multistate hepatitis A outbreak linked to  ‘Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend’, which contained pomegranate seeds from a company in Turkey, has increased to 162 cases as of Sept. 20, according to More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Customers of the New Hawaii Sea Restaurant In The Bronx advised on hepatitis A risk

The New York City Health Department is advising patrons of a popular Bronx Chinese restaurant during the past two weeks to receive hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible after the viral infection was reported More...

By Robert On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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WHO: 56 million people suffer from a foodborne trematodiases

At least 56 million people globally suffer from one or more foodborne trematodiases, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today in it’s current Fact Sheet. Foodborne trematodiases  are caused by More...

By Robert On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Toronto Staphylococcus food poisoning outbreak linked to maple bacon jam topping

A food borne outbreak among visitors of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto has been linked to maple bacon jam, a topping used on a cronut burger, according to Toronto Public Health (TPH) officials. Image/CDC The More...

By Robert On Saturday, August 24th, 2013

China: 26 people sickened with Scombroid fish poisoning in Shenzhen

At least 26 people were sickened with scombroid fish poisoning after eating stale mackerel, according to a Shenzhen Post report Friday. The report notes that all have recovered. MackerelPublic Domain Image/ Jastrow More...

By Robert On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Customers of NYC Westside Market are warned of hepatitis A risk

The New York City Health Department is advising patrons of the Westside Market located at 2589 Broadway between 97th and 98th street, on the Upper West Side, of a possible hepatitis A risk after a food handler More...

By Robert On Friday, August 16th, 2013

Connecticut health officials warn the public of the risks of raw shellfish after reporting 19 Vibrio cases

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is warning residents of the dangers of eating raw or undercooked shellfish after an increase in cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. Since June 2013, Connecticut More...

By Robert On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Cyclospora outbreak expands to 19 states, Taylor Farms de Mexico suspends production of salad mix

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported as of Tuesday, the multistate cyclospora outbreak has risen to 548 cases in 19 states. California, New Hampshire and Virginia are now reporting cases More...

By Robert On Friday, August 9th, 2013

E.coli outbreak linked to Federico’s eclipse 50 cases

In an update from a report Tuesday, the Maricopa County Departments of Public Health and Environmental Services says the  E. coli O157 outbreak linked to a  Litchfield Park, Ariz. restaurant has increased to More...

By Robert On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Arizona: E. coli outbreak linked to Federico’s Mexican Restaurant climbs to 33 cases

The outbreak of E. coli O157 in Maricopa County, Arizona has climbed to 33 cases and 15 hospitalizations, according to a Maricopa County Departments of Public Health and Environmental Services tweet about an More...

By Robert On Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Utah: Ancestor Square Pizza Factory employee tests positive for hepatitis A, health officials advise customers

A food handler at a Washington County, Utah restaurant has tested positive for hepatitis A and local health officials are trying to locate patrons of the restaurant that may have been exposed. Pizza cooking Image/Video More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Virginia’s Fisherman’s Island closed after Vibrio parahaemolyticus illnesses

Fisherman’s Island has been closed for shellfish harvesting due to three cases of illness with a strain of the bacterium, Vibrio, after consuming oysters harvested there, according to a Virginia Department More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Alabama: Dozens sickened after eating funeral meal, Salmonella confirmed in five attendees

The investigation into the foodborne outbreak linked to a meal on July 6 after a funeral at Eastern Star Baptist Church in York continues as Alabama Department of Public Health officials say that 67 people have More...

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