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  1. consumption of contaminated foods or beverages,
  2. exposure to animals,
  3. exposure to contaminated recreational water,
  4. person-to-person contact with someone whose illness initiated from animal exposure or consumption of contaminated foods and beverages.

Here is February 2012:

Bryn Du Mansion Event Spanish Peppers with Goat Cheese 2012

An outbreak of Norovirus was confirmed among people who attended an event at the Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio, on February 12. Forty one of the 78 event attendees became ill. The event was catered by Sidecar Global Catering .…Read More »

Pierre-Mitchell High School Boys’ Basketball Game Tacos 2012

Laboratory testing identified Clostridium perfringens as the cause of the outbreak associated with the Pierre-Mitchell high school boys’ basketball game held in Pierre, South Dakota, on January 31.…Read More »

State Cheerleading and Salute to Spirit Unknown 2012

On February 7, the Washington state Department of Health announced that they were investigating an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea associated with a cheerleading event that was held at the Everett Comcast Arena on February 4.…Read More »

Indiana Subway Restaurant Unknown 2012

An outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating at a Hartford City, Indiana, Subway Restaurant. More than one employee was confirmed to be infected with Norovirus. The vehicle source of the outbreak was not known.…Read More »

Eat A Pita Unknown 2012

At least sixteen cases of Salmonellosis were linked to an outbreak occurring among patrons of the Eat A Pita Restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

Twin Trees Too Food Workers 2012

The Onandaga County Health Department suspected that norovirus caused an outbreak among patrons of the Twin Trees Too Restaurant, in Syracuse, New York. The outbreak began during the last week of February.…Read More »

Harvest of the Sea Shrimp 2012

On February 17, Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, alerted the county health department to a patient who had died and who had been infected with Vibrio fulvialsis bacteria. The bacteria is found naturally in many seafoods.…Read More »

California Raw Milk and Cream, Unpasteurized 2012

Raw milk, raw nonfat milk, and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County, California, were recalled by the state of California on March 23, 2012. The recall resulted from an investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter.…Read More »

Pomeberry Blend Frozen Berries 2012

On April 5, 2012, the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control warned the public not to consume Pomeberry Blend frozen berries, manufactured by Western Family, because they may be linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A.…Read More »

Buncombe County Salmonella Paratyphi B Outbreak, 2012

Buncombe County Health Department reported an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi B among county residents and visitors. As of May 1, 2012 there were 37 case patients.…Read More »

Samonella Montevideo Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sold by Estes Hatchery, February-July 2012

On June 21, 2012 the CDC reported a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to contact with live chicks and ducklings sold by Estes Hatchery in Springfield Missouri.…Read More »

Norovirus Outbreak at a Boys’ Basketball Tournament, Kentucky, February 2012

An outbreak of norovirus occurred among participants at a 7th grade basketball tournament held February 3-5, 2012 in Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) contacted 49 teams comprising 573 players.…Read More »

March is coming.