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State-by-state counts show Hepatitis illnesses up and down

Editor’s note: This is the companion story of a two-piece news package we are presenting today. The main story describes the ongoing, multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A and how states are addressing it. Most case counts in both stories are as of April 30. However, some of the main outbreak states have since updated their counts,… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A outbreak definitely involves mainstream population

Editor’s note: This is the main story of a two-piece news package we are presenting today. The companion story includes additional information about Hepatitis A and a state-by-state breakdown of Hepatitis A cases. Most case counts in both stories are as of April 30. However, some of the main outbreak states have since updated their counts,… Continue Reading

Indiana restaurant reopens; link to illnesses remains unclear

Following at least 10 reported illnesses, plus a temporary closure, health department hearing and fine — all after being in business for less than a month — a Mexican restaurant in South Bend, IN, is back in business. While county health officials can’t be sure what caused the recent sicknesses linked to Fiesta Cancún, they levied a… Continue Reading

Update: Two Hospitalized in E. Coli Outbreak Possibly Linked to IN Daycare

A spokeswoman for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) told Food Safety News on Wednesday, Aug. 12, that there are two confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and that there have also been two hospitalizations so far. Jennifer O’Malley, director of the department’s office of public affairs, said that she could not provide any details about specific… Continue Reading

Update: Two Hospitalized in Indiana After Eating Skittles, No Unusual Chemical Substances Found

Indiana health officials have found no unusual chemical substances in packages of Original Skittles sold at a Richmond, IN, Marathon Food Mart. Possible contamination of two lots of Original Skittles was determined when field testing showed preliminary chemical results on March 5. These results are unsubstantiated as no toxins were found in the candy. The… Continue Reading