For months a hepatitis A outbreak has been described in terms of homeless and drug-addicted victims in San Diego. New information this week from local, state and federal health officials shows a much broader geographic scope that is not limited by socio-economic boundaries.

On Tuesday, Sacramento authorities urged recent patrons Haggis Oaks Golf Course to…

Maricopa County, AZ, is reporting nine illnesses from a rare strain of Salmonella paratypi which officials say is associated with raw minced or ground tuna used in sushi. Disease onset for the nine AZ cases was from April 3-16, 2015, and three people have been hospitalized, the county reported on Friday, May 15. http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-tuna-maki-image16991138“We are…

Federico’s Mexican Restaurant has gotten a clean bill of health from Maricopa County after 79 customers at their Litchfield Park, AZ, location fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 in July. Over the course of the outbreak, nearly 30 people were hospitalized and two developed life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). After reports of illness tied the…

The latest word from Maricopa County Public Health spokeswoman Jeanene Fowler is that 79 people have fallen ill with E. coli O157:H7 after dining at Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, AZ, around July 18. This is probably the final count of cases, but the exact source of the contamination is still under investigation. Of…

A Maricopa County man who remains hospitalized with an E. coli infection that sent him to an emergency room on July 31 has sued Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, AZ, which he believes to be the source of the illness. Brian Clayton is one of more than a dozen people sickened with E. coli…