Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak

Officials say ground beef is likely cause of food poisoning outbreak in 6 states
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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We report on 3 poisoned patients who reside in underserved, socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods of Chicago that were admitted and treated successfully at two inner-city, tertiary care hospitals in Chicago. The patients were discharged from the hospitals on daily long-term high-dose oral vitamin K1 (VK1), provided free of charge. However, 2 patients were lost to follow-up prior to safe discontinuation of oral VK1 therapy. The third patient was treated and followed successfully for 7  months when VK1 was discontinued. We conclude that prolonged oral VK1 therapy and follow-up of acute, life-threatening LAAR poi...
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Harmful Algae, Volume 84Author(s): Lucía Soliño, Joan Ferrer-Obiol, Leia Navarro-Herrero, Jacob González-Solís, Pedro Reis CostaAbstractMarine birds have been hypothesized to be underreported victims of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Toxic blooms of Pseudo-nitzschia spp., the primary amnesic toxin producer microalgae, domoic acid (DA) are known to cause massive mortalities of coastal seabirds and marine mammals around the world. However, these fatalities are only detected when birds die nearby the coastline and little is known about possible outbreaks of pelagic...
Source: Harmful Algae - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
This study provides new insight into the characterization of foodborne C. perfringens and highlights the potential of WGS for the investigation of FBOs. Introduction Clostridium perfringens is a Gram-positive, spore-forming, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, known as an important causative agent of foodborne and non-foodborne gastroenteritis (Grass et al., 2013). The ability of this bacterium to form resistant spores contributes to its survival in many environmental niches, including soil, sewage, foods, and the intestinal microbiota of humans and animals (Xiao, 2014; Li et al., 2016). C. perfringens can cause necro...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionMaintaining food safety during mass gatherings is a major challenge for public health authorities. The Food Safety and Standards Act (2006) in India brings the food consumed during religious gatherings such as 'prasad' and 'langar' under its purview and comprehensively addresses this issue.
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Cassava (Manihot esculenta), an edible tuberous root that is resistant to drought, diseases, and pests, is a major source of carbohydrates in tropical areas, the second most widely grown and consumed food in Uganda after bananas, and a staple in the diet f...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
Abstract Cassava (Manihot esculenta), an edible tuberous root that is resistant to drought, diseases, and pests, is a major source of carbohydrates in tropical areas, the second most widely grown and consumed food in Uganda after bananas, and a staple in the diet for approximately 57% of the Uganda population (Figure 1) (1). On September 5, 2017, a funeral was held in Kasese District in western Uganda. Following the funeral, 33 persons with symptoms that included diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pains were admitted to Bwera Hospital in Kasese District. On September 8, the Uganda Ministry of Health received notifi...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Abstract The aim of this paper was to report an outbreak of avocado poisoning in rabbits in Salta, Argentina. Fourteen rabbits died of congestive heart failure within 30 h of ingesting fresh avocado leaves from pruned trees. They showed clinical signs of respiratory and cardiac distress. Full necropsies of four rabbits were performed and samples were collected for histopathology. The gross pathological observation included pleural and pericardial effusion, pulmonary oedema, slight ascites; the hearts appeared flabby and markedly pale. In addition, the stomach content consisted mostly of green feed with large amoun...
Source: Toxicon - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Toxicon Source Type: research
FDA official raised concerns about produce industry after repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine
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On November 27, 2008, a foodborne disease outbreak associated with the consumption of chicken salad occurred in a kindergarten in the District of Hurlingham, Province of Buenos Aires. Thirty-seven children and 10 adults with gastrointestinal symptoms were ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Authors: Manfredi EA, Rivas M Abstract On November 27, 2008, a foodborne disease outbreak associated with the consumption of chicken salad occurred in a kindergarten in the District of Hurlingham, Province of Buenos Aires. Thirty-seven children and 10 adults with gastrointestinal symptoms were affected. Five children were hospitalized with signs of dehydration, one of them requiring intensive care. Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus was isolated from the mentioned food in 4 out of 5 stool specimens from the patients, and in 3 out of 5 food handlers (nose of food handler #1, hands of food handlers #2 and 3). The is...
Source: Revista Argentina de Microbiologia - Category: Microbiology Tags: Rev Argent Microbiol Source Type: research
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