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Two more Utah restaurants’ customers exposed to hepatitis A

Two restaurants in Utah are linked to a hepatitis A outbreak in the state that has been ongoing since August. The report from state health authorities comes almost too late for the restaurant’s customers to seek post-exposure treatment to avoid infection. Earlier this month Utah officials reported that a 7-Eleven employee could have exposed thousands… Continue Reading

The Food Safety News Top 10 News Stories of 2013

Editor’s Note: Each year, the writers and editors of Food Safety News pick the top 10 news stories based on the story’s overall importance within the food safety community. This year, we’ve added a separate listing of the top 10 foodborne illness outbreaks, as compiled by managing editor James Andrews and published on Dec. 27…. Continue Reading

Cyclospora Illnesses Reach 646 in 24 States

At least 646 people have now fallen ill with Cyclospora infections in connection with an outbreak that hit 24 states between June and August, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 44 of those individuals have been hospitalized. Those ill range in age from less than… Continue Reading

National Cyclospora Outbreak: What We Do and Don’t Know

Nearly two months have passed since state and federal health authorities first became aware on June 28 of two related cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa residents. Considering Iowa typically sees one or two such cases a year, the small irregularity immediately caught the attention of state health officials. Within weeks, authorities had identified several… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Can Cause Weeks of Illness Before Being Identified

Nell Townsend was perplexed when she woke up the morning before her family vacation and didn’t have any energy. The retired 65 year-old from Jacksonville, FL, leads an active life, travels often and never gets sick. But on this particular June morning, she just felt lethargic, apathetic and not herself. As it turned out, Townsend… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Illnesses Up to 596

At least 596 people in 19 states have fallen ill with Cyclospora infection since June. The latest number of cases by state is as follows: Arkansas (10 cases), California (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (29), Georgia (4), Illinois (11), Iowa (155), Kansas (4), Louisiana (3), Minnesota (2), Missouri (4), Nebraska (86), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2),… Continue Reading

Cyclospora Infections Top 591

At least 591 people in 19 states have fallen ill with Cyclospora infection since June. The latest number of cases by state is as follows: Arkansas (7 cases), California (1), Connecticut (1), Florida (28), Georgia (4), Illinois (11), Iowa (155), Kansas (4), Louisiana (3), Minnesota (1), Missouri (4), Nebraska (86), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2),… Continue Reading