Published On: Mon, Dec 16th, 2013

Wisconsin E. coli outbreak and ‘cannibal sandwiches’: An interview with a CDC EIS Officer

In a follow-up to the recent  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) about the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Wisconsin in late 2012 into January 2013, I had the opportunity to talk to one of the authors of the report to discuss it in more detail.

In an interview today for the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, Dr. Abbey Canon, DVM, MPH, LT, United States Public Health Service, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC and Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response, Wisconsin Division of Public Health spoke to me more about the outbreak investigation and the holiday tradition of “cannibal sandwiches” or “tiger meat” in Wisconsin and surrounding northern Midwest states (Listen below).

In addition, Dr. Canon addressed the answers given to a questionnaire given to those affected by the outbreak, the difficulty of breaking traditions and the pathology of E. coli O157:H7.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63


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