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Officials are tracking a 17-case E coli outbreak tied to salads and an 11-case Salmonella outbreak linked to beef.
One of the notable developments for 2018 was a spike in Cyclospora cases, likely the result of multiple factors, the CDC said.
The first outbreak-related death occurred in California, and cases have now reached 121.
Illnesses from Salmonella Javiana, Thompson, and Infantis have risen about 50% in 10 years.
Rates of multidrug resistance in Salmonella seroptype I 4,,12:i:- have tripled.
To preserve cultures as a key disease detection tool, the CDC recommends that labs do them whenever the faster test suggests a bacterial infection.
Multistate events are linked to 56% of outbreak deaths even though they make up just 3% of outbreaks.
E coli and some Salmonella infections dropped, but Campylobacter and Vibrio cases increased.
US agencies reported on what they billed as an improved method for sifting food outbreak data.
A 10-year CDC study found an uptick in outbreaks linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products.
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