The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is investigating a death related to a Vibrio vulnificus infection.  

FDOH-Escambia urges residents to take precautions against infection and illness by avoiding eating raw or undercooked oysters and other shellfish or exposing open wounds to seawater and estuarine water. 

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that usually

Wood County Health Department is investigating several recent cases of Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC). Cases are being interviewed by WCHD staff. 

Samples have been provided to Ohio Department of Health for testing. So far, we have received eight of those back and all have been the same serotype. That tells us that there may

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are collecting different types of data to identify the food source of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections. So far, illnesses have only been reported from Michigan and

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and three local health departments – Kent, Ottawa and Oakland – are investigating a recent increase in the number of illnesses related to E. coli bacteria. 

MDHHS had received reports of 98 cases of E. coli

Still no Revive Pineapple & Mango Smoothie recall, although The FDA appears to be investigating Revive. Also, there has been no update from either Daily Harvest nor The FDA as to the number of “adverse illnesses events” and hospitalizations linked to its French Lentil + Leek Crumbles.

For nearly a month and a half we

Kraft Heinz is announcing a recall of 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend beverages.

“The voluntary recall comes after diluted cleaning solution, which is used on food processing equipment, was inadvertently introduced into a production line at one of our factories,” according to the recall on the company website. “Only

Since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following as of August 5, 2022:

            •          Cases: 44,436

            •          Hospitalizations: 27,163 (61%)

            •          Deaths: 424

According to the CDC, when hearing about hepatitis A, many people think about contaminated food and water. However, in the United States, hepatitis A is more commonly spread

Wood TV 8 reports that the Ottawa County Health Department is warning about an E. coli outbreak in the community.

As of Friday, there are 12 shiga toxin E. coli cases in Ottawa County, the health department said.

The shiga toxin producing E. coli is often associated with foodborne outbreaks. Symptoms include diarrhea, severe stomach cramps