May 20, 2022

Citterio Salame Sticks Salmonella Outbreak Ends With 34 Sick

The Citterio Salame Sticks Salmonella outbreak has ended with 34 people sick in 10 states and seven people hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is an increase of four more patients since the last update almost a month ago. The patient case count by state is: California (13), Illinois (6), Kansas (2), Maryland (1), Michigan (3), Minnesota (3), New Jersey (2), New York (1), Pennsylvania (1), and Virginia (2). The patient age range is from one to 75 years. Illness onset dates ranged from September 18, 2021 to October 30, 2021. Of 27 people who gave information to public health officials, seven were hospitalized, for a hospitalization rate of 26%, higher than the typical rate of 20% for a Salmonella outbreak. Among those 27 people who … [Read more...]

Romaine Lettuce E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Has Sickened 121; One Death Reported From California

The multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 HUS infections that is linked to romaine lettuce has grown again. Now 121 people in 25 states have been sickened by this pathogenic bacteria. One person, in California, has died. Fifty two people, or 51% of the patients, have been hospitalized. Fourteen people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Twenty-three more ill persons from 10 states were added since the last update last week. Three more states have been added to the case count: Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Utah. Investigators are still searching for the source of lettuce that sickened most of these patients. They identified Harrison Farms in Yuma, Arizona as the source of whole romaine heads that sickened eight people at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Facility in … [Read more...]

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