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17 Sick with Shigella After Eating at Seattle Restaurant

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Shigella | January 31, 2023

Local media reports the Public Health Seattle-King County is investigating an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness that was contracted at an International District neighborhood restaurant. Here is everything we know about this Shigella Seattle outbreak: About the Shigella Seattle Outbreak According… read more

Brazoria County Daycare Shigella Outbreak

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Shigella | November 27, 2019

Brazoria County announced today that it has has received an increased number of Shigella cases in the Texas county over the past two months.  Most of these cases are in children. The number of cases and exact daycares have not… 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

What is Shigella?

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Shigella | April 6, 2019

I can vividly remember the first and only time I succumbed to food poisoning (now commonly known as a foodborne illness). I had just graduated from high school and was out to dinner with my immediate family. At the time,… read more

Maysara Winery & Pearl Catering: the Cause of the Shigella Wedding Outbreak?

Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Shigella | March 31, 2019

In the days following the announcement of the Shigella Wedding Outbreak, more information has come out naming the suspects. The wedding venue, Maysara Winery, and the wedding caterer, Pearl Catering, are among them. According to the recent report on the… read more

Uninvited Guest: Shigella Crashes Wedding

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Shigella | March 29, 2019

Cue Billy Idol. “It’s a nice day for a Shigella Wedding.” Wait. NO, IT’S NOT! That’s the exact phrase I would scream if I were the newly weds who are the hot topic of a recent Oregon Health Authority report…. read more

How are Food Poisoning Outbreaks Investigated?

Bacillus,Botulism,Campylobacter,Cyclospora,E. coli,Hep A,Legionella,Listeria,Norovirus,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Shigella,Staphyloccocous,Vibrio,Yersinia | August 16, 2018

Public health and regulatory officials respond to foodborne disease outbreaks much the same way that police officers respond to crime. They must work swiftly, collecting as much helpful information in the smallest amount of time possible in order to take… read more

The Rise of Infectious Disease Outbreaks (and What You Can Do to Stop It!)

Campylobacter,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Shigella | August 15, 2018

Ebola. MERS. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. E. coli. Zika. Rift Valley fever. Food poisoning. We are deep in a war against viruses and bacteria. The month of June saw well over its fair share of active disease and illness outbreaks,… read more

Shigella Withstands the Perilous Journey from Mouth to Colon

Outbreaks & Recalls,Shigella | August 14, 2018

Bacteria has to survive the treacherous journey from the mouth to the colon before causing havoc in the human intestinal system. It takes a special kind of bacteria to pull itself through this journey and still make us sick, considering… read more

The Scoop on Poop: Why Your Fecal Matter Matters

Campylobacter,Cyclospora,E. coli,Listeria,Norovirus,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Shigella,Staphyloccocous,Vibrio | June 23, 2018

When a tummy ache becomes serious enough that your over-the-counter treatments and home remedies are just not doing the trick, it might be time to see a doctor.  If you find yourself in a doctor’s office or emergency room as… read more