Outbreak Investigation


  • Communion May Have Exposed North Dakota Parishioners to Hepatitis A Virus
    The North Dakota Department of Health has determined through a case investigation that people who attended the following Catholic churches in North Dakota and had communion on the following dates may have been exposed to hepatitis A virus, which causes an infection of the ...More
    October 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • Five New Cases of Cholera in Mexico are Reported
    The Ministry of Health in Mexico has reported an additional five cases of infection with Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa toxigenic. The five cases occurred in the geographic zone of la Huasteca, an area where urbanization, availability of drinking water and basic sanitation ...More
    October 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • Antimicrobial Therapies Linked to Neonatal Infection Outbreaks
    Administration of antibiotics may have caused successive outbreaks of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in a Greek neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. A team of physicians at the ...More
    October 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Better, Faster Lab Reports Help States' Outbreak Response
    Once labs detect dangerous infections, it’s crucial for the correct information to get to health departments quickly and in a format that allows them to recognize disease outbreaks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s efforts to speed this process and ...More
    September 26, 2013 Posted in News, Policies and Practice
  • FDA Issues Update on Cyclospora Outbreak Traceback Investigation
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with the cooperation of Mexican government authorities and Taylor Farms de Mexico, conducted Aug. 11-19, 2013 a thorough environmental assessment at Taylor Farms de Mexico’s processing facility and five farms identified through the ...More
    August 29, 2013 Posted in News
  • CDC Reports 586 Cyclospora Infection Cases So Far
    On June 28, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was notified of two laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa residents who had become ill in June and did not have a history of international travel during the 14 days before the onset ...More
    August 19, 2013 Posted in News
  • Epidemiologist Discusses Outbreaks of Keratoconjunctivitis in CDC Blog
    Today on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Andrew Wiese, an epidemiology fellow at the Tennessee Department of Health, discusses six separate outbreaks of Adenovirus-associated epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in four different ...More
    August 19, 2013 Posted in News
  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Linked to Produce from Taylor Farms de Mexico
    On July 30, 2013, the states of Iowa and Nebraska announced that their analysis indicated that the outbreak of cyclosporiasis in those states was linked to a salad mix. In follow-up to that announcement, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided an update on its ...More
    August 7, 2013 Posted in News
  • Cyclosporiasis Case Count Climbs to 425
    On June 28, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was notified of two laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection in Iowa residents who had become ill in June and did not have a history of international travel during the 14 days before the onset ...More
    August 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • HHS, USDA, Food Industry Welcome New Guidelines to Aid Outbreak Responders
    Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Kathleen Sebelius and agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack have commended the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) for the new CIFOR Foodborne Illness Response Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Managers of Food ...More
    August 1, 2013 Posted in News