Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections. As of December 9, 2019, a total of eight people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from three states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from November

At 1:00 AM, it is unclear if this outbreak Canadian outbreak announcement of 16 ill is related to the recent outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California that has thus far sickened 2 Canadians and 102 U.S. citizens.  See, Salinas Romaine sickens 2 in Canada and 102 in the United States with E.

Since November 22, 2019, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has identified one additional E. coli illness in Canada with a similar genetic fingerprint to illnesses reported in the ongoing United States (U.S.) E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce harvested in Salinas, California which has sickened at least 102 people in 23 states

FDA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Javiana in Pennsylvania. Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes from Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey, are a potential source of this outbreak.

Food service and institutional food

Update (December 6, 2019):

We’ve identified additional cases linked to this outbreak. All of these cases occurred between November 8-15, 2019. For more information, view the foodborne illness disclosure for this outbreak.

  • Cases: 13
  • Hospitalizations: 3
  • Deaths: 0
  • Status: Investigation is ongoing
  • Locations:

    Evergreens restaurants:

    • Pioneer Square (106 1st Ave S, Seattle)
    • University District

Over 100 sick, over 50 hospitalized with 10 with kidney failure.

Recommendation: FDA, CDC, and state health authorities are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by E. coli O157:H7 in the United States. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region is a likely source of this outbreak.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is reminding people to take precautions following 27 cases of shigellosis in Fort Stockton and Pecos County. Shigellosis is a diarrheal illness caused by bacteria that can spread through the stool of sick people or animals or by consuming contaminated food or water.

In addition to diarrhea, shigellosis

29 sick in 4 different locations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating four Salmonella outbreaks at healthcare facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating four Salmonella outbreaks at healthcare facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. To date, we have identified 29 case-patients who spent time during their incubation periods in one of