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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

Cheese Sickens 8 in MD and CA with Listeria;1 Dead

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This article was updated Feb. 24 with further recall information.  At least eight people have been sickened with Listeria monocytogenes infections after eating cheese produced by Roos Foods under a number of brand names, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seven patients were hospitalized in Maryland, while one person in California… Continue Reading

Final Report: 62 Sickened in Michigan Salmonella Outbreak

At least 62 people were likely sickened with Salmonella after dining at one of two restaurants sharing a kitchen in Muskegon County, MI, according to the final report of the outbreak released Monday. The outbreak occurred between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, 2013, after patients dined at either Pints & Quarts or C.F. Prime Muskegon,… Continue Reading

Foodborne Illness Outbreak Suspected in Mobile, AL

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The Mobile County Health Department is investigating a possible foodborne illness outbreak that occurred over the weekend in downtown Mobile, AL. At least three people have reported illnesses after eating food served prior to the First Light marathon that occurred on Sunday in downtown Mobile. The health department began an investigation on Monday. Investigators hope… Continue Reading

Tyson Recalls Mechanically Separated Chicken in Salmonella Outbreak

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Tyson Foods is recalling 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products are being recalled after being connected to Salmonella illnesses at a Tennessee correctional facility where the chicken was served. Seven patients have… Continue Reading

NC Officials Suspect E. Coli Infection in Three Children

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Health officials in North Carolina’s Davidson County now say they are investigating illnesses in three children possibly infected with E. coli. The news on Monday came after officials already reported two children sick over the weekend. The first two children attend Tyro Middle School and were both hospitalized Friday after suffering from severely bloody diarrhea… Continue Reading

12 Cases of E. Coli Linked to Pittsburgh Restaurant

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The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed that 12 employees and customers of The Porch restaurant in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland have been infected with E. coli O157:H7. Nine others have suggestive symptoms but could not be confirmed. Most of the people who got sick ate hamburgers, and laboratory tests for E. coli O157:H7 detected the bacteria on some samples of… Continue Reading

Seven People Ill in California Salmonella Outbreak

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At least seven people have fallen ill in a Salmonella Lomalinda outbreak in California, according to a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health. The source of the outbreak is still unknown, but the cases are not related to the ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to Foster Farms chicken that is predominantly affecting… Continue Reading