epi-curve-10-14-2015Since the last update on October 6, 2015, 35 more ill people have been reported from 14 states. Illnesses that occurred after September 15, 2015 might not be reported yet. A series of events occurs between the time a person is infected and the time public health officials can determine that the person is part

With an outbreak of Salmonella Poona tied to imported cucumbers killing 1 and sickening nearly 300, a bit(e) of context might be in order.

Salmonella Poona is not a common serotype isolated in patients.   It seldom makes the “Top Twenty” list of serotypes reported to the CDC.  (See http://www.cdc.gov/nationalsurveillance/salmonella-surveillance.html).

Outbreaks of Salmonella Poona are

ucm452910Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting

Outbreak tied to food prepared and sold by Co-op deli; Number of illnesses has grown from an initial 30 to a confirmed 250 people in just 3 weeks

A third lawsuit has been filed against Boise Consumer Cooperative, Inc., d/b/a Boise Co-op after over 250 people became violently ill with Salmonella poisoning after eating at

Beginning in July, 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified a nationwide sustained increase in the number of Salmonella Enteritidis isolates with PFGE pattern JEGX01.0004 on PulseNet.[1]   As of December, 2010, the CDC counted 3,578 illnesses, while noting that there might still be more as yet uncounted.  CDC reports that during

According to Bloomberg News, Salmonella linked to cantaloupes are responsible for killing two people and sickening 141 others in 20 U.S. states. Among those sickened, 31 were hospitalized. Kentucky had the most reports of illness, 50, followed by Alabama, 7; Arkansas, 3; California, 2; Georgia, 1; Illinois, 17; Indiana, 13; Iowa, 7; Michigan, 6; Minnesota