Only a small proportion of all Salmonella infections are diagnosed and reported to health departments. It is estimated that for every reported case, there are approximately 38.6 undiagnosed infections. The CDC estimates that 1.4 million cases, 15,000 hospitalizations, and 400 deaths are caused by Salmonella infections in the U.S. every

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Another brand of fresh, organic basil has been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella infections.

Melissa’s-brand organic basil sold in 2-ounce and 4-ounce packages at Dierberg’s stores in Illinois and Missouri between Feb. 10 through Feb. 20, has been added to a recall by Infinite Herbs, LLC, of Miami, FL.

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Fresh organic basil sold at Trader Joe’s stores is behind a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the outbreak with the Food and Drug Administration. As of this afternoon, a dozen people across seven states have been confirmed with the outbreak

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The number of patients in a large outbreak of infections from the cyclospora parasite has increased significantly, with the count approaching 600.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the outbreak since April 1. As of this week there are 581 laboratory confirmed patients. The previous update

Continue Reading Patient count in Cyclospora parasite outbreak jumps by more than 200

Likely as not, there is someone out there who practiced every pandemic precaution only to become infected with Cyclospora in the past month. The small intestine infection usually announces itself with frequent watery and sometimes explosive diarrhea and bowel movements.

In the past month, an additional 402 cases of “domestically
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Shenandoah Growers Inc. is recalling its fresh cut, packaged organic basil packed at its Indianapolis location because sample tests showed the Cyclospora parasite. Retailers, including Kroger and Schnuck’s received the implicated herb.

The recalled products from the Harrisonburg, VA-based company were distributed to retail stores Feb. 3 and 4 in
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Certain fresh basil grown in Colombia and distributed by a Minnesota company, United Natural Foods Inc., has tested positive for a microscopic parasite.

The recall covers a variety of sizes of packages of the fresh basil, all of which carries a label with 112 and “Product of Colombia, according to
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In 2019, multiple outbreaks of cyclosporiasis were identified and found to be linked to different produce items, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 10 percent of ill people were associated with a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to fresh basil imported
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