An outbreak of foodborne illness sickened 32 visitors to a university located in the northeastern United States. The guests had attended a luncheon during graduation weekend. Reports of illness flooded the local media, the campus clinic, and the local regulatory authority. Symptoms included stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, chills, and vomiting. It turned out a new food handler at the dining facility had cross-contaminated romaine lettuce. The lettuce was used for a chicken Caesar salad served at the luncheon. In her haste to catch up during a busy shift, the food handler chopped the lettuce on a cutting board that had been used to prep raw chicken for the salad. The board had not been cleaned and sanitized between uses.
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Some of the lists include:
- Spinach and Spring Mix – Escherichia coli O157:H7.
- Peanut Butter – Salmonella Bredeney.
- Ricotta Salata Cheese –Listeria monocytogenes.
- Mangoes – Salmonella Braenderup.
- Cantaloupe – Salmonella Typhimurium and Newport.
- Ground Beef – Salmonella Enteritidis.
- Multistate Outbreak – Escherichia coli O145.
Papaya Salmonella outbreak continues to spread; 21 states are hit.
By Coral Beach | August 18, 2017
The Salmonella outbreak traced to whole, fresh papayas from a farm in Southern Mexico continues to spread, with a 25 percent increase in victims in the past week.
Two more states are reporting confirmed illnesses in the outbreak, Missouri and Tennessee, bringing the total to 21 states involved with 173 victims, including one in New York who has died.
As of today, four types of Salmonella bacteria have been confirmed in lab work from outbreak victims, according to an update from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention.
SalmonellaTyphi lives only in humans. People with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract. Eating only a small amount of these bacteria can make a person sick. The severity of symptoms depends on the health of the person and the amount of bacteria eaten. The bacteria are often in a person’s feces for weeks after symptoms have ended.