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

Audience

Consumers who recently experienced symptoms of foodborne illness after eating raw oysters
Restaurants that sell raw oysters in California, Nevada, New York, and Arizona

Product

Oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Oysters were distributed primarily to California, Nevada, New York, and Arizona
Oysters were sold to wholesale distributors with direct

BACKGROUND

On August 14, 2018, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Yamhill County Health and Human Services (YCHHS) independently received reports of persons with gastrointestinal illness days after attending a wedding and reception in Yamhill County on August 11. Over the next two days, additional wedding attendees reported gastrointestinal illness. OHA notified the Multnomah County

The Subway shigella outbreak in Lombard, Illinois now claims well over one hundred victims.  Several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of injured people, seeking compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other measures of damages. 

On March 9, we filed suit on behalf of Ron and Sarah Bowers, a Wheaton, Illinois couple whose son