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The FDA is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections. As of July 18, 2021, a total of 15 people infected with E. coli have been reported. No specific product has been linked to this investigation as of today. The investigation is ongoing.
In case you... are experiencing E. coli symptoms such as severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting and possibly low-grade fever, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance.
For more details, check the FDA outbreak investigations site: fda.gov
Source: FDA | Symptoms: Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fever, Cramps
UPDATE Septiembre 10, 2021 CDC announced as of September 10, 2021, this outbreak is over, the investigation is closed. As of this date, a total of 3 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from 2 states: DE and TX. Illnesses started on... dates ranging from April 6, 2021, to June 5, 2021. 3 people were hospitalized and 1 death was reported. Source: CDC July 03, 2021 On July 3rd, the CDC posted an alert about an active investigation into a listeria outbreak linked to fully cooked chicken, and now linked to Tyson foods. As of July 3rd: > Illnesses: 3 > Hospitalizations: 3 > Deaths: 1 > States: 2 Includes: Frozen, fully cooked chicken products, such as chicken strips and diced chicken, and products made with fully cooked chicken, supplied by Tyson Foods Inc. The product was shipped throughout the US to retailers and institutions including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools, and Department of Defense locations. Products include frozen, fully cooked chicken strips, diced chicken, chicken wing sections, and fully cooked pizza with chicken, and sold under many brands including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza, and Little Caesars. Click here for full details, and a list of recalled products: fsis.usda.gov What to do according to the CDC: > Do not eat any recalled products. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them. > Clean your refrigerator, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the recalled products. Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have these symptoms after eating recalled products: >If you are pregnant: Fever and muscle aches. Your illness may be mild, but Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns. > If you are not pregnant: Headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches. Source: cdc.gov | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fever, Fatigue, Confusion, Muscle Pain, Soreness, Headache
CBS News Philly communicated that nearly 100 teachers and Staff members of Waterford Township School in New Jersey became ill after a catered staff appreciation luncheon on May 6. Health officials reported as many 97 staff members have been reported ill from 107 who attended the luncheon,... and they have reports of some hospitalizations linked to the outbreak.
The school had to close because they could not adequately staff the building, and Waterford Township School District Superintendent Dr. Brenda Harring sent a letter to parents explaining the situation and how they are acting about this situation.
Caryelle Lasher with the Camden County Health Department said: "Many of the people who consumed the lunch are now reporting illness with symptoms like diarrhea, fatigue, nausea, vomiting". The investigation is ongoing by the Camden County Health Department.
According to the news, the caterer of the event was Roma Pizza located in Berlin Township. They posted an apology on their social media site for those affected. The restaurant is closed until further notice, while health officials investigate the cause of these illnesses.
Caryelle Lasher stated, “The establishment voluntarily closed so that we can really conduct a thorough investigation of food storage, the property, the health and wellness of the employees there and really try to identify what went wrong here”.
Source: CBS New Philly | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue
Tuesday morning 105 reports with symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea were filed suggesting that more than 170 customers have fallen sick after eating at the Sawmill Parkway, Powell, Ohio, Chipotle since Sunday.
Customers said they suffered from food poisoning and diarrhea after eating dishes including tacos... and burrito bowls. Chipotle Mexican Grill temporarily closed this location while the investigation took place by local Health Authorities. It later reopened. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea