September 27, 2016

Tuna Sushi Salmonella Outbreak Includes Clark County, WA Woman

The tuna sushi Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 53 people in nine states includes one woman from Clark County, Washington.  The woman ate sushi made with raw tuna during a visit to Vancouver, Arizona in April, according to a report in The Columbian. Ten people have been hospitalized in the outbreak, which includes patients from South Dakota, Wisconsin, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Virginia and Washington. Those sickened reported onset of illness dates ranging from March 5, 2015 to May 3, 2015. A common brand or supplier of raw tuna has not been identified, so there are no recommended precautions for restaurants, retailers, or consumers. But the CDC recommends that those at high risk of food poisoning including children under 5, seniors, pregnant women … [Read more...]

Two Tuna Salmonella Outbreaks in 3 Years

For the second time in three years, a Salmonella outbreak has been linked to contaminated tuna and sushi. This month, a never-before-seen strain of Salmonella in raw tuna has sickened at least 25 people. Three years ago, a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw, scraped tuna sickened 425 people in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea that can be bloody. In the current outbreak, 18 of those sickened are from California. Health officials have not released the names of the states where the other seven people live, but they had traveled to California at the time of exposure. Five people have been hospitalized. Health officials urge anyone who develops symptoms of Salmonella poisoning after eating raw tuna or … [Read more...]

New Salmonella Strain Sickens 25 in Tuna Sushi Outbreak

A never-before-seen strain of Salmonella in raw tuna has sickened at least 25 people, 18 of whom are from California. The outbreak strain, Salmonella (Paratyphi B var. L(+) tartrate + (Java), pattern JKXX01.1495), had never been seen in animals or humans before March 2015, according to Ventura County Public Health. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea that can be bloody. Health officials urge anyone who develops these symptoms after eating raw tuna or sushi to see a health care provider and mention possible exposure. The 18 California cases are from five counties: seven from Los Angeles County, four from Orange County,  four from Ventura County, two from Riverside County, and one  in Santa Barbara County. The seven cases outside the state … [Read more...]

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