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CDC finds hepatitis A was carried from San Diego to AZ shelter

Sacramento confirms virus in restaurant worker, urges immediate vaccinations for patrons

For months a hepatitis A outbreak has been described in terms of homeless and drug-addicted victims in San Diego. New information this week from local, state and federal health officials shows a much broader geographic scope that is not limited by socio-economic boundaries. On Tuesday, Sacramento authorities urged recent patrons Haggis Oaks Golf Course to… Continue Reading

Arizona Reports Nine-Case Outbreak From Rare Strain of Salmonella

Maricopa County, AZ, is reporting nine illnesses from a rare strain of Salmonella paratypi which officials say is associated with raw minced or ground tuna used in sushi. Disease onset for the nine AZ cases was from April 3-16, 2015, and three people have been hospitalized, the county reported on Friday, May 15. “We are early into… Continue Reading

Final Report: 94 Sickened in Federico’s E. Coli Outbreak, Lettuce Implicated

At least 94 people fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 after dining at a single Federico’s Mexican Restaurant location in Litchfield Park, AZ, according to the final outbreak report released on Monday by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The final report summarizes the investigation into the outbreak, in which patients began falling ill… Continue Reading

After 79 E. coli Illnesses, Federico’s Gets Clean Bill of Health

Federico’s Mexican Restaurant has gotten a clean bill of health from Maricopa County after 79 customers at their Litchfield Park, AZ, location fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 in July. Over the course of the outbreak, nearly 30 people were hospitalized and two developed life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). After reports of illness tied the restaurant… Continue Reading

E. coli Outbreak From Federico’s in AZ Sickens 79

The latest word from Maricopa County Public Health spokeswoman Jeanene Fowler is that 79 people have fallen ill with E. coli O157:H7 after dining at Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, AZ, around July 18. This is probably the final count of cases, but the exact source of the contamination is still under investigation. Of… Continue Reading

Arizona Man Hospitalized With E. coli Sues Federico’s Mexican Restaurant

A Maricopa County man who remains hospitalized with an E. coli infection that sent him to an emergency room on July 31 has sued Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, AZ, which he believes to be the source of the illness. Brian Clayton is one of more than a dozen people sickened with E. coli… Continue Reading