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Minnesota State Fair Ecoli Outbreak

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 17, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has announced the source of an Ecoli outbreak that has left 11 sick – 6 of which have been hospitalized and one who has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.  Those who are ill have reported… read more

Two Confirmed Legionnaires Cases in Bronx High-Rises

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 11, 2019

City officials in the Bronx area of New York are investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease. Both patients reside in Tracey Towers in Norwood. While tenants have been advised the development’s water system is being currently evaluated. The Department of… read more

Avoiding Legionnaires Disease in Hotels

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 10, 2019

With the end of summer fast approaching many people set to the highways this weekend to do some exploring and while many stay with family and friends there are some who will book a room to just get away from… read more

A Glance at Cyclospora in the US

Cyclospora,Cyclospora,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 8, 2019

Spring and Summer months bring so much fun and ways to make memories. This summer we have gotten out to do so many more things outdoors and now that our boys are both getting older we are finding these day… read more

Covenant Living Legionnaires Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 8, 2019

The Kane County of Health Department has confirmed four cases of Legionnaires disease at a retirement facility in Batavia. In a statement released by county health officials, the department is investigating the Legionnaires disease outbreak at Covenant Living at the… read more

Amador County Shigella Outbreak

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Shigella | September 8, 2019

A significant increase in acute frequent diarrhea has resulted in several cases of Shigellosis in Amador County. The County’s Environmental Health and Public Health announced the outbreak after a number of people were diagnosed with Shigellosis dysentery. Shigellosis is a… read more

Scombroid Food Poisoning Linked to Kroger Stores

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 8, 2019

The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the FDA has issued a public health alert after four cases of Scombroid food poisoning were reported in Montgomery and Franklin counties. The illnesses were sourced to Kroger stores at Austin Landing and Cornerstone… read more

PulseNet Proclaims Whole Genome Sequencing as New Gold Standard

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | September 7, 2019

A foodborne illness outbreak can be anywhere from 2 people falling ill from the same food source to hundreds or even thousands.  When an outbreak is identified, an investigation takes place to help prevent others from becoming sick for the… read more

C.Diff Threat to Elderly Hospital Patients

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | September 6, 2019

A kind of dangerous bacteria called Clostridioides difficile or C.Diff is posing a threat to very sick and elderly hospital patients. The bacteria are shown to survive on disposable hospital gowns and stainless-steel surfaces even after they have been scrubbed… read more

14 People Sick with Ecoli in Philadelphia

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | September 5, 2019

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced an outbreak of Ecoli infections that has sickened 14 people so far. All of the 14 who are sick, ranging in age from 7 to 90, “presented with signs of acute gastroenteritis with… read more