Infected farm animals followed by person-to-person contamination were the likely cause of an E coli O157:H7 outbreak that killed two children and sickened ten other people in a remote community on the Utah-Arizona border. Read article
Highlighting the collaborative efforts of food safety agencies that illustrate the success of integration activities in food protection.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and other state and local agencies continue to investigate the outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu illnesses, which has sickened 47 people and has already claimed one life. Read the article
The California Department of Public Health is reporting that a Northern California man has been diagnosed with hantavirus after rodent exposure.