Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A is a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection. Most adults with hepatitis A have symptoms, including fatigue,

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections associated with the Minnesota State Fair.

Disease investigators recently identified 11 cases among Minnesota residents who visited the Minnesota State Fair prior to becoming ill. The ill people reported having visited the fair between Aug. 25 and

E. COLI AND LEAFY GREENS – A BRIEF HISTORY

E. coli outbreaks associated with lettuce, specifically the “pre-washed” and “ready-to-eat” varieties, are by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, the frequency with which this country’s fresh produce consuming public has been hit by outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria is astonishing. Here are just a sample

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Uganda infections.

A total of 81 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Uganda were reported from nine states.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from January 14, 2019, to July

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is investigating two more cases of E. coli that were reported Friday.

That brings the total number of people sickened in the outbreak announced last week to 16.

The city health department, however, is not yet prepared to identify which restaurants are involved in the outbreak.

Thus far no

A significant increase in acute frequent diarrhea is being reported in Amador County. Heathcare providers have reported Shigellosis in several individuals. Amador County Environmental Health and Public Health are completing an investigation and have enforced food safety practices at a lone establishment associated with reports of this illness.

Shigellosis is a disease caused by a