News & Perspective

Apr 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018
Chopped romaine lettuce

Chopped romaine tied to growing multistate E coli outbreak

With 18 new illnesses, the outbreak has grown to 35 cases in 11 states.

Apr 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018

News Scan for Apr 12, 2018

Funds for Lassa, MERS vaccines
Treating malaria in pregnancy
Advanced bed nets for malaria
Norovirus in dried seaweed
Avian flu outbreaks

Apr 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
Bacterial colonies

CDC: E coli outbreak sickens 17 in 7 states

Six people have been hospitalized, including one with a serious kidney condition; no food source has been confirmed.

Apr 09, 2018

Apr 09, 2018
Chicken salad croissant sandwich

CDC wraps up chicken salad Salmonella outbreak probe

The CDC reports 95 new cases, for a total of 265 in 8 states, but with more than 90% in Iowa.

Apr 09, 2018

News Scan for Apr 09, 2018

MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Listeria tied to cantaloupes

Apr 06, 2018

Apr 06, 2018
Salmonella

Kratom-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 45 more

In total, 132 cases in 32 states are tied to kratom, an herbal alternative to opioids.

Apr 04, 2018

Apr 04, 2018

News Scan for Apr 04, 2018

Saudi MERS cases
Global flu ebbs
Lassa fever in Nigeria
South Africa Listeria lab evidence

Apr 03, 2018

Apr 03, 2018
kratom capsules

Tainted kratom prompts first mandatory FDA food product recall

The FDA took the step after the company refused to voluntarily recall its products in the wake of positive lab tests for Salmonella.

Mar 29, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

News Scan for Mar 29, 2018

Flu vaccine and pertussis
Yellow fever in Brazil
Listeria in South Africa
Family meningitis spread
H5N6 in Finland, Slovakia

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
E coli testing

CDC says some FoodNet Salmonella infections rising

Illnesses from Salmonella Javiana, Thompson, and Infantis have risen about 50% in 10 years.

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