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The Public Health Threat of Ice Cream Tampering
Videos of individuals licking ice cream and placing these cartons back on freezer store shelves have gone viral, and this practice can pose public health risks.
Cluster of <i>V Vulnificus</i> Pops Up in Previously Non-Endemic Area
Vibrio vulnificus is a serious gram-negative pathogen that can lead to wound and intestinal infections and has high rates of mortality.
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.
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