October 2006

State and local public health officials have cleared Margaritas restaurant to reopen in Canton, Connecticut, six days after the Tex-Mex eatery was ordered to close because of an outbreak of salmonella.

Of the 15 customers who contracted the bacteria after eating at the restaurant, 4 were hospitalized. No other outbreaks were reported in the

A team led by Liang Shi, staff scientist at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has turned up a suspect protein that may hold the key to controlling salmonella outbreaks, reports the PNNL Newsroom.

The discovery of the protein, dubbed STM3117, allowed the researchers to subsequently crippled the microbe’s ability to multiply inside

The Miami-Dade County Health Department confirmed last week that salmonella poisoning caused some children to become ill.

Health department officials are investigating the origin of the salmonella.

‘We are doing an investigation to try to determine the cause of this outbreak, and the facility, the day care, is cooperating with us fully,’ Juan Suarez

More than 20 students at a private Doral pre-K school have confirmed infections of the Salmonella bacterium, and the number is expected to double by next week, according to the Miami-Dade County Health Department.

Juan Suarez, regional environmental epidemiologist with the health department, said today he is looking into how the children became ill at

The community of Canton, Connecticut continues to support the local restaurant, Margaritas, after the recent salmonella outbreak. The source of the outbreak is still under investigation.

When it comes time to get local businesses to support a community event or charity, Margaritas restaurant owner Dan Garza is one of the first names that comes to

It has been four months since the salmonella outbreak from a science project at Jefferson Elementary and some parents are dissatisfied with the school’s slow response.

"That’s the most important thing,” said Jessica Medeiros, a parent of one of more than four dozen students who contracted salmonella after participating in a science dissection experiment in