The New England Journal of Medicine today published an article profiling the investigation into the 2009 Peanut Corp. of America Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak.  The outbreak killed 9 and sickened more than 700 people (confirmed cases), requiring 166 people to be hospitalized.  Our clients included the families of Cliff Tousignant and Shirley Almer, both of

groundturkey.bmpThe CDC updated the victim count in the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to ground turkey produced by Cargill.  107 people have been sickened over the past 5 months with antibiotic resistant Salmonella.  Highlights from today’s update:

  • 107 ill in 31 states.
  • 84 of the victims have genetically indistinguishable DNA patterns (by PFGE testing) in

updated Salmonella Heidelberg map.jpgToday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that there have been a total of 107 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg reported from 31 states between February 27 and August 9, 2011. That number has risen from the 78 infected individuals reported by CDC in an update issued last