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E. Coli Outbreak Sickens Hundreds of Marine Recruits

Hundreds of Marine recruits fell ill in an outbreak of E. coli at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and Edson Range at Camp Pendleton, California, including nine that have developed kidney failure. U.S. Marine Corps officials have not identified the source of the E. coli outbreak but said the matter is under investigation and announced several measures being implemented to prevent further illnesses. Seventeen of the Marines-in-training sickened in the E. coli outbreak have required hospitalization off base, including nine whose illness led to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure that can cause strokes, seizures, ... Read More

Chipotle closes restaurant after employee diagnosed with norovirus

A single Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Massachusetts closed its doors recently when one employee was diagnosed with the gastrointestinal ailment norovirus, and two others were suspected of having the illness, adding yet another chapter to the Chipotle foodborne illness saga. Chipotle management temporarily closed the store, and no customers reported becoming sick after eating at the restaurant. But the situation brought back painful memories that both the restaurant chain and its customers had hoped were in the past. Chipotle restaurants have been linked to outbreaks of salmonella, E.coli, and norovirus, which have sickened about 500 customers across the country. ... Read More

College student sues meat packing plant after E. Coli poisoning

Kalamazoo college student Rachel Tamminga is suing a meat packing plant after hamburgers she consumed at two local restaurants landed her in the hospital for six days. The meat was linked to a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef processed by Wolverine Packing Co. in Detroit due to E. Coli contamination. The affected ground beef was sold to restaurants in four states – Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. The recall was later extended to the rest of the U.S. after it was determined that the meat was shipped to distributors who may have sold it to individuals. At ... Read More

Diarrhea-causing parasite spreads across country, contaminated produce suspected

At least 321 people in 14 states and New York City have become infected with Cyclospora, a parasite that can contaminate produce and cause gastrointestinal symptoms in people who consume it. At least 18 people have been hospitalized since the first cases were reported in mid-June. No deaths have been reported. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have yet to identify the source of the outbreak, although previous outbreaks have been linked to produce. The parasite is typically found in the tropics and not indigenous to the United States, which suggests the culprit could be produce ... Read More

Nestle cookie dough products recalled after E. coli outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating reports of E. coli illness caused by consumption of Nestle’s Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products. Nestle’s U.S. operations announced today that it was voluntarily recalling the Toll House products. According to the FDA, Nestle is cooperating fully with an ongoing epidemiological study being conducted by the CDC and several state health departments. Authorities say there have been 66 reports of E. coli food poisoning linked to the cookie dough products. The reported illnesses span 28 states. Of the reported illnesses, 25 people have been hospitalized. ... Read More