Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Nassau County Department of Health is investigating a cluster of cases of salmonellosis associated with people who consumed food or drink at the restaurant Brixx and Barley, located at 152 West Park Ave in Long Beach, NY. Potential exposures to Salmonella at the restaurant could date back to early July. Nassau County Department of Health

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella, a bacteria that is a common cause of food poisoning. Since the beginning of July 2019, at least four people became ill after consuming pork tamales or carnitas served from the deli section of the Sun View Produce establishment at 6110 W

A total of 21 people infected with the outbreak strains of E. coli O103 and E. coli O121 have been reported from 7 states.

Eight people have been hospitalized. No cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

On July 16, 2019, Northfork Bison Distributions,

Cyclospora in the United States

While cyclosporiasis cases are reported year-round in the United States, cyclosporiasis acquired in the United States (i.e., “domestically acquired”, or cases of cyclosporiasis that are not associated with travel to a country that is considered endemic for Cyclospora) is most common during the spring and summer months.

The exact

On July 25, the FDA announced an investigation into a Cyclospora outbreak linked to imported fresh basil by Siga Logistics from Mexico. Siga

The FDA is recommending consumers not to buy, eat, or serve any fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics and not to consume or serve uncooked items such as pesto or salad that

Individuals who are at an increased risk of contracting Hepatitis A include:

  • Persons with direct contact with persons who have hepatitis A
  • Travelers to countries with high or intermediate rates of hep A infection
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Users of injection and non-injection drugs
  • Persons with clotting factor disorders
  • Persons working with nonhuman