Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

According to Food Safety News, laboratory testing has shown that norovirus is behind dozens of illnesses among students and staff at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

University officials have been working with public health officials since Sept. 21 when about a dozen students reported symptoms consistent with foodborne illnesses, specifically norovirus.

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The RCAHD is currently investigating nine cases of hepatitis A associated with this exposure.

An employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s restaurant locations in Roanoke has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced today that anyone who visited any of these three Famous Anthony’s

Epidemiologic Data

On September 2, 2021, CDC identified an outbreak of 20 Salmonella Oranienburg infections. Since then, the outbreak has grown rapidly.

As of September 21, 2021, 279 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg have been reported from 29 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 3, 2021 to September 13,

As of September 21, 2021 the CDC reported (revised later to 279) [see screenshots below] infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg reported from 29 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 3, 2021 to September 13, 2021.  Those states and the number of reported illnesses are: Arkansas 7, California 5, Connecticut 5,

According to the CDC, on September 2, 2021, CDC identified an outbreak of 20 Salmonella Oranienburg infections. Since then, the outbreak has grown rapidly.

As of September 21, 2021, 284 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg have been reported from 29 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 3, 2021

Likely linked to restaurant exposures – Texas hardest hit.

On September 2, 2021, CDC identified an outbreak of 20 Salmonella Oranienburg infections. Since then, the outbreak has grown rapidly.

As of September 15, 2021, 127 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg have been reported from 25 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island of Environmental Management (DEM) are announcing the immediate closure of the Potters Pond (GA10PP), located in South Kingstown, to all shellfish harvesting. The pond will remain closed until further notice.

The closure is the result of an investigation that linked human illnesses to shellfish

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  • The Health Department is investigating a cluster of three listeriosis patients with clinical isolates highly related by whole genome sequencing who all reside in Brooklyn.
  • All three patients