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Cyclospora Numbers Continue to Rise. CDC identified a cluster in Texas

August 27, 2013 by


According to a converssation with a representative of the Texas Department of Public Health, the Cyclospora case count is 283 persons. __________________________________ Investigation Update Because many of the more recent cases have been reported from Texas, CDC is collaborating with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and local public health departments to investigate […]

Update: 586+ cases of Cyclospora in 20 states, 36 hospitalizations

August 19, 2013 by


As of August 16, 2013 (5pm EDT), CDC has been notified of 586 ill persons with of Cyclospora infection from 20 states: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York (including New York City), Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Among 440 ill persons with […]

Update: Food Safe Guru – Should you buy bagged salad?

August 17, 2013 by


I bought bagged salad today with mixed feelings. Yes, it’s convenient, and it is a quick dinner especially since lobsters in Massachusetts are so inexpensive or I could by canned lobster.  Last time, I bought the Fresh Express bagged salad, it turned brown well before the expiration date. I am trying bagged salad again tonight. […]

Parasite sickens 250 in Midwest; fresh produce suspected

July 24, 2013 by


by: JoNel Aleccia NBC News   More than 250 people have been sickened, mostly in the Midwest, by a rare parasite that may have contaminated fresh produce shipped across state lines, said federal health officials, who’ve stepped in to help coordinate the growing outbreak.   At least 118 cases of cyclospora infection have been reported […]