May 2011

Primal Pet Foods has initiated a voluntary recall of their Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a “Best By” date code of 043112-17 because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The only product affected is limited to Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a “Best By” date code of 043112-17. No other Primal Pet

frog.jpgIn its latest update on Salmonella infections associated with pet frogs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday said two more cases have been confirmed, bringing the total to 224 cases from 42 states, and that the implicated breeder has stopped distributing the African dwarf frogs

“This outbreak likely includes considerably more than the

The Kane County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health, along with other local health departments, continue to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in northeast Illinois. Currently, 13 people have been confirmed as having the infection with the same PFGE, or genetic, code.

Of the 13, seven are from Kane County, four

The seven people have tested positive for Typhimurium Salmonella.

The Kane County Health Department, and the Illinois Department of Public Health Laboratories and other local Health Departments, have reported a recent increase in Salmonella ser. Typhimurium in Northeastern Illinois. In approximately the past two weeks, 10 cases of Salmonella ser. Typhimurium with a matching PFGE,

On April 26, 2010, Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) received five Salmonella positive test results from a local laboratory. This influx of positive Salmonella reports immediately caught the attention of DCHD communicable disease staff as five cases in a single day is well above the county’s typical annual number of reported Salmonella cases. There were

On May 5, 2010, the Athens City County Health Department (ACCHD) received notification of four patients admitted to the local hospital in the preceding 24 hours with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. All patients had reported eating at the same local Mexican food restaurant, Casa Lopez.

Later that day, health officials descended upon Casa Lopez to

On February 24, 2009, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services identified bacterial isolates from fourteen Nebraska residents who were infected with Salmonella Saintpaul. Salmonella Saintpaul is an uncommon serovar; only three Saintpaul isolates were identified in Nebraska in 2008. By PFGE testing, the genetic fingerprints of six of the fourteen cases matched exactly

In early 2009, health departments in several states documents PFGE-matched cases of the rare strain of Salmonella rissen. As investigations into the apparent outbreak got fully underway, Salmonella rissen matching the outbreak-strain—that is, the strain isolated from the individuals infected—was isolated from ground white pepper found in three different restaurants in three of the affected