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Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 12 13th, 2011 ?>
According to the Duluth News Tribune, 60 individuals were sickened after dining at Gresolon Plaza Ballroom in early December, and suspicions are that norovirus is to blame. The report indicated that 60 individuals became ill following two separate functions. The incident is still under investigation and the source of the foodborne illness is unclear.
Norovirus can cause severe stomach ailments and...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 11 4th, 2011 ?>
Norovirus is highly contagious and illnesses can spread quickly creating an outbreak in record time. Norovius can cause its victims to experience severe diarrhea or vomiting. Although symptoms normally subside within 48 hours, Norovirus can lead to dehydration. Pittsburgh Montessori, a combined middle/elementary school, has been the sight of a recent outbreak. Over 100 students were reported to be...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 10 18th, 2011 ?>
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once again posted an update regarding the national Listeriosis outbreak. According to the numbers they cite, as of yesterday, 123 individuals have contracted Listeria monocytogenes associated with the outbreak. Additionally, twenty-six states have been impacted by these four strains of Listeria. Worst of all, twenty-five are dead and one miscarriage...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 10 7th, 2011 ?>
Since the recent Listeria related cantaloupe recall was issued, many have theorized as to why the cantaloupe became contaminated in the first place. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been linked to 109 illnesses and 21 deaths. At least one miscarriage is being blamed on this Listeriosis food poisoning outbreak. Additionally,there are four strains of Listeria bacteria...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 10 5th, 2011 ?>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts the recent multi-state Listeria outbreak death toll at 18. This Listeria outbreak, which has been linked to cantaloupes has lead headlines throughout the country. With one Louisiana death possibly related to this same strain of Listeria, we at Neblett, Beard, and Arsenault wanted to once again describe Listeriosis, the food poisoning associated...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 09 28th, 2011 ?>
The following was posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
As of 11am EDT on September 26, 2011, a total of 72 persons infected with the four outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported to CDC from 18 states. All illnesses started on or after July 31, 2011. The number of infected persons identified in each state is as follows: California (1), Colorado...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 09 19th, 2011 ?>
What Should I Do If I Can’t Find an Outbreak Source?
It is always scary when the source of a foodborne illness outbreak cannot be determined. Governmental agencies, in conjunction with victims, are often left to try to piece together the origin of a victim’s illness from a list of food items recently consumed coupled with any illnesses of other people in close proximity. This technique is slow...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 08 26th, 2011 ?>
The following was posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its counterpart agencies in the Mexican government, the National Service for Agroalimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), are expanding their collaboration to reduce the risk of contamination...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 08 19th, 2011 ?>
Another Salmonella illness has been possibly linked to the ground turkey the was recalled by Cargill over Salmonella Heidelberg concerns. This time, the Salmonella victim was reported by the Montana Health Department. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in conjunction with other federal agencies has been investigating this outbreak, but with the newest illness reported as recently as...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 08 5th, 2011 ?>
The following is an update regarding the recent Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak.
A total of 78 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 26 states.
Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that eating ground turkey is the likely source of this outbreak.
On August 3, 2011, an Arkansas...
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