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Del Monte Vegetable Tray Implicated in <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak
Health officials indicate this outbreak is not related to the 2018 Cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte’s vegetable trays, which sickened 250 individuals.
Tahini Consumption Associated With <i>Salmonella</i> Concord Outbreak
According to the CDC, the outbreak is not connected to with the Salmonella outbreak resolved in February that was linked with tahini and sickened 8 individuals across 4 states.
Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Tied to Raw Oysters
Consumption of oysters from a Mexican estuary has led to infections caused by multiple pathogens, with some individuals infected by more than 1 bug.
Mystery <i>E coli</i> Outbreak Likely Linked to Ground Beef
More than 80% of ill individuals reported consuming ground beef prior to falling ill, yet health officials have been unable to pinpoint a common supplier, distributor, or brand responsible for this outbreak.
<i>Listeria</i> Outbreak With Unknown Source Turns Deadly
Health officials hypothesize that deli sliced meats and cheeses are responsible for the infections, yet a common source has not been identified at this time.
Raw Tuna Sickens More Than a Dozen With <i>Salmonella</i>
A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport has been linked to raw tuna products distributed by Jensen Tuna.
<i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melon Pops Up in 9 States
On April 12, 2019 a recall was issued by Caito Foods for pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley products.
Working Against the Clock to Stop Cholera in Mozambique
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, more than 1000 cases of cholera have been reported in Mozambique. 
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