Outbreak Investigation


  • 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
  • Sterile Injectable Drug Compounder Distributed Contaminated Drugs Across State Lines
    A federal judge from the U.S. District Court for New Jersey has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Med Prep Consulting, Inc., a pharmacy licensed by the state of New Jersey, and Gerald R. Tighe, the company’s president and owner. The U.S. Department of ...More
    July 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Seven Additional MERS-CoV Cases, Death in Existing Case are Reported
    The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia has announced seven additional laboratory-confirmed cases and a death in a previously confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Four cases have been detected among contacts of confirmed cases in ...More
    June 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Unraveling the Outbreak of Fungal Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Injections
    Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describe pathologic findings from 40 case reports of fungal infection in patients who had been given contaminated epidural, paraspinal, or intra-articular steroid injections and correlate these findings ...More
    June 26, 2013 Posted in News
  • Two New MERS-CoV Cases, Death in Previously Confirmed Case are Reported
    The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia has announced two additional laboratory-confirmed cases and a death in a previously confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). One case is a 41-year-old female from Riyadh who had contact with a ...More
    June 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • Four New Cases of MERS-CoV Reported to WHO
    The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has announced an additional four laboratory-confirmed cases with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The first case is a 43-year-old female in the Eastern Region who has recovered. The other three cases are female ...More
    June 22, 2013 Posted in News