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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 July 2012:

Botulism from home canned beets, Oregon – 2012

Three attendees at a private gathering in Oregon were hospitalized in July 2012 after eating home canned beets. The beets had not been canned properly. The beets had been placed into jars, heated in a boiling water bath, and then stored at room tem…Read More »

Norovirus Outbreak Among Camp Good News, Livermore Falls, Maine, 2012

Laboratory tests found that norovirus was the cause of illness in about 25 children and staff at Camp Good News located in Livermore Falls, Maine. Illnesses occurred on July 10, 2012. The camp was closed on July 11. After a thorough cleaning, the …Read More »

Germantown, Ohio E. coli O157 Outbreak, July 2012

At least 75 people were sickened after attending a picnic hosted by Neff’s Lawn Care located in Germantown, Ohio. Up to 300 persons attended the picnic held on July 3, 2012. Fourteen people were hospitalized. Three patients developed hemolytic urem…Read More »

Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked to Shellfish from Oyster Bay, July 2012

Public health officials closed shellfish harvesting in certain areas of Oyster Bay, New York due to reports of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in 8 individuals residing in 4 states. Three Nassau County residents became ill after eating raw or partially cook…Read More »

Salmonella Montevideo Outbreak, Denny’s Restaurant, Rochester, Minnesota, July 2012

Three confirmed cases and one suspected case of Salmonella Montevideo are being investigated by Olmsted County Public Health Services and the Minnesota Department of Health. No specific food source had been identified as of July 13, 2012.…Read More »

Norovirus Among Swimmers at Lake Wazee, Wisconsin, July 2012

The Jackson County Health Department in collaboration with Jackson County Forestry and Parks began an investigation of norovirus among persons who swam at Lake Wazee Beach on July 4th. As of July 11, 2012 there were at least 170 ill persons. Norovi…Read More »

Denver Rescue Mission, July 2012

Public health officials were investigating a suspected foodborne illness outbreak among people who ate a turkey dinner at the Denver Rescue Mission on July 22, 2012. The suspected source – turkey – was donated to the center. People started to become…Read More »

 St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic Salmonella Outbreak, Tennesee 2012

At least 50 people fell ill after a Salmonella outbreak occurred among attendees at annual St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic held July 27-28, 2012. The annual event usually brings up to 20,000 pepole and it is a 158 year tradition in McEwen, Tennessee.…Read More »

Vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to oysters sold by Drakes Bay Oyster Company, 2012

Oysters from the Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Marin County, California were linked to an outbreak of vibrio parahaemolyticus in July and August 2012. California Department of Health Services announced that three persons were ill.…Read More »

Cryptosporidiosis in Central Idaho, July/August 2012

Nineteen cases of cryptosporidiosis were reported to the Idaho Central District Health Department in late July/early August 2012. During a normal year, the District investigates 10 cases per year. Cases were reported in residents of Boise and Merid…Read More »

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Cantaloupe, July 2012

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. By September 13, 2012 state and federal investigators had i…Read More »

Salmonella Braenderup linked to Daniella brand mangoes, US and Canada, 2012

On August 24, 2012 public health investigators in Canada announced an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Braenderup associated with consumption of Daniella brand mangoes. Canadian investigators reported 17 case patients in British Columbia and 5 cases …Read More »

Norovirus Outbreak at Margarita’s Restaurant, Holland, Michigan – July 31, 2012

About 200 people reported becoming ill in late July 2012 as a result of eating at Margarita’s Restaurant located at 495 West 17th Street in Holland, Michigan. The Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Laboratory Services isolated norovir…Read More »

Outbreak of Cryptosporidium at a Pool Party, Hillsdale County, Michigan, 2012

Branch-Hillsdale-St.Joseph Community Health Agency (CHA) reported an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in 28 people who participated in a private pool party. Investigators said the problem resulted from improper operation of a system that uses salt to c…Read More »

Salmonella Worthington Linked to Mangoes, 2012

In August 2012 the CDC began collaborating with public health officials in several states and the FDA to investigate a multistate outbreak of 16 Salmonella serotype Worthington infections reported by three states: California (12 patients), New Mexic…Read More »

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