Outbreak Investigation


  • 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
  • CDC Update: 378 Cases of Cyclospora Infection Reported
    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
    July 31, 2013 Posted in News
  • Investigation of Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Continues
    As of July 25, 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been notified of 321 cases of Cyclospora infection in residents of multiple states and one city, including Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Florida, New York City, Wisconsin, Georgia, Missouri, Arkansas, ...More
    July 26, 2013 Posted in News
  • FDA Investigates Multi-State Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora infections possibly linked to undetermined food products. According to reports from ...More
    July 22, 2013 Posted in News
  • Social Media, DNA Typing Help Identify Source of Foodborne Strep Outbreak
    Facebook posts helped alert public health officials to a strep throat outbreak among a high school dance team in 2012, and DNA fingerprinting led investigators to pasta prepared by a previously ill parent as the likely source. Although strep throat, or Group A Streptococcus ...More
    July 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • Committee to Hold Hearing on Drug Compounding Challenges Related to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    The U.S. Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing, "Reforming the Drug Compounding Regulatory Framework,” on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. The hearing webcast will be available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/. Those scheduled to provide ...More
    July 15, 2013 Posted in News
  • New Cases, More Deaths from MERS-CoV Reported
    The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has announced two additional laboratory-confirmed cases and two deaths in previously confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Saudi Arabia. The new cases are a 69-year-old male and a ...More
    July 5, 2013 Posted in News