Tag archive for ‘food poisoning’
By Robert On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Suspected norovirus outbreak linked to Beltline Bar in Grand Rapids

A Grand Rapids, Michigan Tex-Mex restaurant is being investigated by Kent County health officials after more than a dozen patrons to the Beltline Bar called in describing symptoms of norovirus after eating there More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 27th, 2014

CDC releases ‘Salmonella Atlas’, contains over 40 years of data

Forty years of data on a major cause of food poisoning now is available to the public, the food industry, and researchers in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data, collected More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Norovirus may have been a factor in four deaths at Minneapolis Veterans Home

An outbreak of the gastrointestinal viral disease, norovirus, may have been a contributing factor to the deaths of four residents of the state veterans home in Minneapolis last weekend, according to a Minneapolis More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Possible norovirus closes the doors of the Ames Public Library

A gastrointestinal illness, with symptoms resembling norovirus, has hit more than two dozen 25 employees with the Ames Public Library in Ames, Iowa, prompting the city to close the doors of the library until Friday More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Texas: Norovirus outbreak prompts La Mesa restaurant to close

While Grayson County, Texas finally sees the slowing of a shigella outbreak that has affected 127 since last fall, another gastrointestinal disease has appeared at one Sherman restaurant prompting a voluntary closure, More...

By Robert On Friday, February 7th, 2014

Sydney 2012 norovirus strain confirmed as agent on ‘Explorer of the Seas’ outbreak

The strain of norovirus, known as GII.4 Sydney, has been confirmed by federal health officials as the etiological agent that sickened some 700 passengers and crew onboard Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer of the More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Queensland mother-daughter deaths in Bali linked to suspected scombroid poisoning

A mother and daughter who died last month vacationing in Bali is believed to be due to a foodborne illness from fish, according to a ABC News Australia report Wednesday. The report notes that the autopsies performed More...

By Robert On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Texas: Hundreds of Richardson HS students absent due to suspected norovirus

A gastrointestinal outbreak of possible norovirus at Richardson High School (RHS) in Richardson, Texas is the likely cause of hundreds of students absences over the past several days, according to a letter from More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Public Health England launches awareness campaign for gay men due to increases in Shigella infection

Public Health England (PHE) in partnership with Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) have launched an Shigella awareness campaign after new figures reveal an increase in infections in men with no travel history, likely More...

By Robert On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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UPDATE: ‘Explorer of the Seas’ outbreak case count up to 645

In an update to the gastrointestinal outbreak of unknown etiology, suspected norovirus, on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vessel Sanitation More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 19th, 2014

‘Possible’ norovirus strikes Royal Caribbean’s ‘Majesty of the Seas’, 68 passengers and crew sickened

More than five dozen passengers and crew on Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas have been sickened with a gastrointestinal illness, according to a CBS 12 News report Friday. The cruise ship docked in Miami More...

By Robert On Friday, January 17th, 2014

Japan: Norovirus sickens over 900 schoolkids in Hamamatsu

More than 900 schoolchildren and 41 teachers in 14 schools in the Japanese city of Hamamatsu have been sickened by the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus, causing them to miss school, according to a Voices of Russia More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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Norovirus sickens nearly 250 Taiwan tourists in South Korea

About 60 percent of the 412 Taiwanese tourists visiting South Korea have been sickened by the symptoms of the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus, according to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a Taipai More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Food Safety attorney, Bill Marler, talks about foodborne outbreaks and food safety law

The cyclospora outbreak,which sickened more than 600 people this year, was the number one foodborne outbreak of 2013, according to the website Food Safety News (FSN). Photo/Nodar Kherkheulidze via wikimedia commons The More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Kansas: Health officials investigate ‘suspected’ norovirus outbreak linked to Garden City Jimmy John’s

The Finney County Health Department, along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), are investigating a gastrointestinal outbreak that has sickened More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Kamloops restaurant, Dorian Greek House, the source of norovirus outbreak that sickened dozens of hospital employees

Last week, dozens of staff illnesses were reported at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops after a Christmas lunch, that in the end sickened at least 36 operating room staff, causing 26 surgeries to be postponed More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Hawaii health officials investigate Waipahu Elementary outbreak

​The Hawaii State Departments of Education (DOE) and Health (DOH) are conducting an investigation to determine what caused several Waipahu Elementary students Tuesday. About 40 students were identified as being More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 7th, 2013

MIT outbreak: ‘This may or may not be norovirus’ says Medical Director

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is reporting an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis, which is manifested with symptoms like diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, according to officials at MIT Medical this More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Discussing foodborne illness with Dr. Doug Powell

Outbreaks of salmonella and the parasite, cyclospora, have been big stories in the news during recent weeks and months. Image/CDC To sort out some of the latest foodborne illness news, food scientist and editor More...

By Robert On Friday, November 1st, 2013

Stanford University: Florence Moore Hall being sanitized after likely norovirus outbreak

The  Florence Moore Hall is undergoing a complete sanitization Friday and Saturday after dozens of Stanford University students were sickened with probable norovirus after dining at the facility, according to More...



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