Outbreak Investigation


  • 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
  • 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