February 2012

The CDC announced this week a total of 12 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O26 have been reported from 5 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Iowa (5), Missouri (3), Kansas (2), Arkansas (1), and Wisconsin (1). Among persons for whom information is available, illness

The Salmonella category is vast and the choice was difficult. Ultimately we chose to go back to 1985 to the Bluebrook and Hillfarm 2% Pasteurized Milk outbreak. Salmonella Typhimurium was the serotype implicated in this outbreak. At least 6149 cases were reported of which 5770 were laboratory confirmed. At least nine deaths were attributed. The

On January 19, 2012, the CDC announced that “Mexican-style fast food restaurant chain, Restaurant Chain A” was linked to a total of 68 consumers infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis in 10 states. According to the CDC, the number of ill persons identified in each was as follows: Texas (43), Oklahoma (16), Kansas