Federal public health staff are investigating a new outbreak of Salmonella illnesses. As yet the Food and Drug Administration has not identified a source of the pathogen.

The FDA reports that 100 patients have been identified in the outbreak of Salmonella Africana infections. However, the agency has not reported where

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As of May 16, CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collecting different types of data to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections.

Epidemiologic and traceback data show that organic walnuts distributed by Gibson Farms

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Public health officials have determined that an outbreak of E. coli infections in a Utah city were caused by untreated municipal irrigation water.

In July through September 2023, there were 13 children confirmed with infections. Seven of the patients required hospitalization and two developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of

Continue Reading Investigators determine that E. coli outbreak was caused by untreated home irrigation water

Gibson Farms Inc. has recalled organic light halves and pieces of shelled walnuts because they have been linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections. 

The organic walnuts were distributed in natural food stores and co-ops in the following states: Alaska, Arkansas Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana

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A new E. coli O157:H7 outbreak is under investigation and has been traced to organic walnuts. More than half of the infected people have been admitted to hospitals.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the outbreak this afternoon along with a recall of organic walnut halves and pieces from Gibson

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Scientists at Washington State University (WSU) have uncovered a startling behavior among some of the world’s deadliest bacteria — they’re attracted to human blood, a phenomenon they’re terming “bacterial vampirism.”

A recent study published in the journal eLife led by researchers from WSU reveals that certain bacteria, including some foodborne

Continue Reading WSU researchers expose ‘bacterial vampirism’ in some foodborne pathogens