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15 Postal Workers Hospitalized After Eating Potluck Leftovers

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At least North Carolina 15 postal workers were taken to the hospital Thursday after consuming food from a Veteran’s Day potluck. Dozens of employees at a U.S. Post Office on West Pointe Drive in western Mecklenberg County began experiencing nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after eating leftovers from a potluck held Tuesday evening, according to local… Continue Reading

Recalled Bean Sprouts Linked to 2 Listeria Deaths, 3 Hospitalizations

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Two people have died and three others have been hospitalized after eating Listeria-contaminated bean sprouts produced by Wholesome Soy Products of Chicago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The victims became ill between June and August 2014, but this is the first announcement of the outbreak. It was detected retroactively using… Continue Reading

Recalled Mexican-Style Dairy Linked to Death, 3 Listeria Illnesses

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Mexican-style dairy products manufactured by Oasis Brands Inc. of Miami, FL, which were recalled for Listeria contamination earlier this year, have been linked to three cases of Listeria, including one death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illnesses occurred in September 2013 and June and August of 2014 and spread… Continue Reading

80 Sickened in Utah Campy Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk

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At least 80 people fell ill this summer with Campylobacter infections linked to the consumption of unpasteurized milk from a farm in Utah, according to Utah health officials speaking with state lawmakers on Wednesday. Health officials said that the outbreak also contributed to the death of one immunocompromised man. Twenty percent of cases were hospitalized…. Continue Reading

Texas Cyclospora Cases Linked to Mexican Cilantro

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At least 126 Cyclospora-related illnesses in Texas reported this year have now been traced back to fresh cilantro imported from Mexico, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. State and federal health officials revealed the source of the outbreak at the same time they announced that the outbreak was considered over. The case… Continue Reading

12 People May Have Died in Danish Listeria Outbreak Linked to Sausage

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An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to pork sausages may have killed at least 12 people and sickened another eight in recent months, according to multiple news sources. Danish authorities said they closed down a small meat producer near Copenhagen on Monday in connection with the outbreak. The producer, Hedehusene, made a variety of rolled… Continue Reading

Nine E. coli Illnesses Linked to Animals at Minnesota County Fair

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At least nine people have fallen ill with E. coli infections after attending the Rice County Fair in Rice County, MN, according to the Faribault Daily News. Speaking to the Daily News, the fair manager said that five people have been hospitalized. The manager also said that the E. coli originated from an animal and… Continue Reading

CDC: Four More Sickened in Chia Powder-Related Salmonella Outbreak

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Four more people have been found ill with Salmonella after consuming various brands of sprouted chia powder, according to an July 17 update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of July 14, at least 25 people in 15 states have been infected with one of three outbreak strains: Salmonella Newport (16… Continue Reading

CDC Reports 41 Salmonella Typhimurium Illnesses Linked to Labs

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According to a June 5 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium since November 2013 have been linked to exposure to various clinical and college and university teaching microbiology laboratories. Of those who became ill, 62 were 21 years old or younger, and 36 percent were… Continue Reading

126 Sickened by Salmonella in Live Poultry Outbreak

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At least 126 people have been sickened, according to the latest case count from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry in 26 states. The case count has more than doubled since 60 illnesses were first announced on May 8. At least 35 percent of… Continue Reading