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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

This is Why It’s Important to Report Food Poisoning! Seriously.

Campylobacter,E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Vibrio | August 8, 2018

Picture ordering your favorite sandwich at your favorite deli downtown. Imagine eating it, feeling content, and then going about the remainder of your day—only to wake up in the middle of the night a few hours later with unbearable flu-like… read more

A Loss of Life and Limb

Vibrio | July 30, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vibriosis causes an estimated 100 deaths and 80,000 illnesses every year in the United States of America. In just this week alone, we have seen two hazardous cases that have utterly… read more

Protecting Your Children From Foodborne Illness

E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella,Vibrio | July 23, 2018

It can be an absolute nightmare and heartbreak when one or more of your children gets sick. It’s particularly scary when the sickness is a result of the consumption of contaminated food. Parental guilt can strike, and that’s something most… read more

Vibrio in Oysters – Another Life Lost

Outbreaks & Recalls,Vibrio | July 19, 2018

While not everyone enjoys consuming this slippery delicacy, oysters are a high-end delicacy served in restaurants across the entire globe. It seems that people either love them or hate them, though we know surprisingly little about this tasty, slimy bivalve. We… read more

Vibrio Sickens At Least 12 in Maryland Linked to Crab. How Does Vibrio Contaminate Shellfish?

Outbreaks & Recalls,Vibrio | July 17, 2018

Crab meat imported from Venezuela sickens at least 12 in Maryland with Vibrio infection, health officials say.  Four have been hospitalized so far and no deaths have been reported.  Interviews indicate those affected consumed fresh, non-pasteurized crab meats from a… read more

Think Again Before You Slurp Down That Oyster

Outbreaks & Recalls,Vibrio | July 12, 2018

Raw oysters are often linked to vibrio illnesses. As ocean temperatures rise, the cases of vibrio linked to raw oysters has risen as well. But raw oysters tend to be paired with another concerning pathogen, norovirus. And we see this… read more

Vibrio Cases from Venezuelan Crab Meat Showing Up in Maryland

Outbreaks & Recalls,Vibrio | July 8, 2018

It’s the new kid on the block. Well, not really, but how many of us have heard about Vibrio before? I will be honest and raise my hand to that question – until now that is. This is a mean… read more

Vibrio in Crabs is Making Marylanders More than Just Crabby

Outbreaks & Recalls,Vibrio | July 7, 2018

Fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela has been associated with several confirmed cases of severe bacterial illness known as Vibrio in the State of Maryland today. Crab meat found in plastic tubs can be found in many retail locations, but… 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