The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has identified a case of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection in a Waldoboro food service worker, according to a Monday evening news release.

The individual handled deli food at Morse’s Sauerkraut in Waldoboro while infectious from April 1 through May 13.

An assessment of

A total of 13 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from 4 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 20, 2020, to March 17, 2021, with 12 illnesses occurring in 2021.

Sick people ranged in age from less than 1 to 75 years, with a median age of 52.

Genetic fingerprinting results (whole genome sequencing) have come back on some of these King County cases indicating they are related to cases in other counties within Washington. The Washington State Department of Health will provide updates about this multijurisdictional outbreak investigation and we will no longer update the information on this page.

Public Health is

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Newport outbreak (2020-OnionInvestigationReport-05122021) that caused more than 1,600 reported illnesses in the U.S. and Canada (515 in Canada) between June and October 2020. The FDA worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is working with local health jurisdictions to respond to a multi-county outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that may be linked to fresh produce.

The outbreak currently includes six confirmed cases across Benton County (1), King County (3), Snohomish County (1) and Walla Walla County (1). DOH is only

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets testing found Listeria monocytogenes in bagged turnip greens, prompting New York officials to issue a public warning today.

The fresh turnip greens are sold under the Robinson Fresh brand and are packaged by a company of the same name. As of the posting of the public warning