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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
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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 Herriman On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
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Canada: Trichinosis outbreak sickens 15 in Nunavik

Nunavik public health officials are advising the public to thoroughly cook wild meat in light of an outbreak of trichinosis that has sickened some 15 people in Inukjuak, Quebec, with two requiring hospitalization, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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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 Reena Das On Monday, September 30th, 2013
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New Jersey chemist, Tianle Li, sentenced to life for fatally poisoning her husband

Photo/Minnesota Historical Society via wikimedia commons Tianle Li, a chemist residing in New Jersey was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Sept. 30. She was accused of fatally poisoning her More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 23rd, 2013
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Ten people on the French Island of Réunion sickened with pufferfish poisoning are released from hospital

Ten people who were sickened and hospitalized from tetrodotoxin poisoning after consuming pufferfish, or fugu two weeks ago have been released from the hospital, according to the Regional Health Agency, Indian More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 9th, 2013
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Ireland health officials advise public to boil all imported frozen berries due to hepatitis A outbreak

In a follow up to a story in July, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) yesterday reiterated its advice to consumers to boil all imported frozen berries for at least one minute prior to consumption as it More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
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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 Herriman On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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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 Herriman On Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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Cyclospora outbreak tops 500 nationwide, Florida reports case number 27

The cyclospora outbreak that has affected people in 16 states has eclipsed the 500 case mark reaching 504, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update today. Oocysts of C. cayetanensis More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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Canadian boy contracts trichinosis, first case in Canada linked to domestic pork in decades

A Bruce County, Ontario, Canada boy is the first case in decades in the area to contract  trichinosis from domestic pork, according to a recent Shoreline Beacon report. Trichinella spiralis cystImage/CDC The case More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 28th, 2013
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Norovirus outbreaks result in 120 ill in Washington State

Scores of people have been sickened with the gastrointestinal illness, norovirus, in Whatcom County, Washington, according to health officials. Bellingham Families reports that the illnesses took place in three More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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‘Food Safety’ lawyers in search of Cyclospora plaintiffs

Although the source of the current cyclospora outbreak in the Midwestern US have not been pinpointed, and may never be, personal injury attorneys who “specialize” in foodborne illness have been actively More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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Ireland hepatitis A outbreak rises to 10 cases, linked to imported frozen berries

In a follow-up to a story last week, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) Friday advised that it is investigating a food poisoning outbreak of Hepatitis A virus associated with the consumption of imported More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Powerful toxin gives Salmonella typhi its lethality according to study

Researchers from Yale University believe they understand how typhoid fever kills some 200,000 people and affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Salmonella image/CDC The new research, Structure and function More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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Elton John postpones summer tour due to appendicitis, says he’s ‘grateful to be alive’

A spokesman for the “Rocket Man”, Sir Elton John, has announced that John’s summer tour is being postponed because the singer is suffering from appendicitis, according to the singer’s website More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 5th, 2013
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Michigan health officials confirm ‘Tough Mudder’ outbreak caused by norovirus

In a follow-up to a story Wednesday, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Bureau of Laboratories confirmed that the gastrointestinal outbreak involving both participants and spectators of the 2013 More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Rhode Island health officials warn of botulism risk with Mediterranean Olives

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers not to eat Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet (Brand: Bel Frantoio) sold at any Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) stores, according to a health department More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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Campylobacter identified as cause of illness for food festival patrons

Westchester County Health Department officials say the cause of illness for several people attending an outdoor food festival was the bacterium, campylobacter, according to a press release Monday. An unspecified More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 17th, 2013
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Los Burritos Mexicanos closed as health officials investigate E. coli O157:H7 outbreak

The DuPage County Health Department is investigating several reports of illness possibly associated with food consumption from the Los Burritos Mexicanos restaurant located at 1015 E. Saint Charles Road in Lombard, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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Hong Kong: Ciguatera outbreak sickens 19 who ate at a Lamma Island seafood restaurant

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a suspected ciguatoxin poisoning case affecting 19 people who consumed a coral reef fish, according to press release More...


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