Navigation Links
Officials Still Seek Source of Salmonella Outbreak
Date:1/9/2009

Almost 400 Americans in 42 states have been sickened

FRIDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 400 Americans in 42 states remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Friday, adding that more cases are expected.

The strain of salmonella has been identified as Salmonella Typhimurium, the most common of the more than 2,500 types of salmonella bacteria in the United States. It's often found in uncooked eggs and meats, said officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who have been investigating the outbreak for several weeks.

"Cases are continuing to occur, and it is an ongoing investigation," said Dr. Rajal Mody, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. "The first people began getting ill in September, but it usually takes several weeks before enough cases have been reported to start noticing a possible outbreak."

While the cause isn't known, Mody said he suspects a food item, possibly produce or a prepared packaged food.

"When you look at the distribution of cases, it does suggest that it could be a mass-distributed food," he said. "This outbreak is on the larger side, but there have been larger outbreaks."

There have been reports of 372 people sickened between Sept. 3 and Dec. 29, 2008, with most illnesses starting after Oct. 1. About 18 percent of those who fell ill were hospitalized. Mody said he couldn't estimate when the outbreak might end, or how many people might eventually become infected with the germ.

Salmonella is typically transmitted through foods that are contaminated with animal feces, Mody said. As part of the investigation, federal health officials are interviewing infected people to see if there were common elements in their diet, he said.

Mody said most reported cases of salmonella occur in children. In the current outbreak, victims have ranged in age from less than
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. AHP Recession Survey of Nonprofit Health Care Officials Finds Almost Half Expect Reduced Giving in 2009, Leading to Cuts in Hospital Construction and Equipment Purchases
2. Community Members to Discuss Disability Issues With Elected Officials at Forum in Saint Paul
3. Agriculture, Health Officials Address Food Safety Concerns During Northeastern PA Tour
4. American Lung Association Joins Health Officials to Prevent the Spread of Influenza by Urging People to Get Vaccinated
5. LegalView Reports Details of War Veteran Brain Injuries Overlooked By Officials for Years
6. U.S. Officials Stymied in Salmonella Search
7. U.S. Health Officials Closer to Origin of Salmonella Outbreak
8. Chinese Officials Cancel Dog Cull in Earthquake Zone
9. PA State Health Officials Encourage Smokers to Quit on World No Tobacco Day
10. Rep. Boozman, AOA Officials Tour Military Eye Care Facilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
11. New Guidelines Show Smokers Have More Tools to Quit Than Ever, But Elected Officials Must Do More to Help
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 LunaDress, with its top dressmaking technologies, ... Now, the business is showing its latest designs of wedding ... According to the company’s CEO, all the fresh new products ... big discounts, up to 80% off. All the clothes from ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Padre Murphy's and Owner Tom Boyle in Glendale, AZ has ... (PPHA). The PPHA's passion for others' well-being and shared ... treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has propelled them into ... the valley. The most recent plans for an event will ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) wants ... “Live Fearless.” , The “Faces of Fearless” campaign ... how they or someone they know has faced a challenge, ... moment. By telling these types of stories through livefearlessmn.com, participants ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... A new white paper by The ... in the long-term care environment as well as provides ... The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care: ... of the patient, resident and family experience in long-term ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released ... accidental death and dismemberment insurance . , Purchasing an ... can be very advantageous. This type of rider provides benefits ... dismemberment can be considered a lesser form of life insurance. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LunaDress Shows The Latest Styles Of Wedding Dresses In 2015 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2
... Fla., May 13 Three-year-old Air & ... increased since the latest Swine Flu scare. ASD treats ... provide continuous residual antimicrobial activity for up to 6 ... three years ago, we were fairly busy disinfecting homes ...
... Health Insurance Card System to be Implemented Across Slovenia ... of Slovenia today announced that it will roll out ... IBM (NYSE: IBM ) technology across the ... )The new system enables healthcare providers to instantly and ...
... 13 At a congressional hearing today in Washington, ... of Veterans Affairs to immediately expand use of ViziLite(R) ... oral abnormalities that could lead to cancer. David Bethune, ... ZILA ), developer and marketer of ViziLite Plus, addressed ...
... U.S., 40 percent of new moms aren,t married, CDC reports ... number of unmarried women having children has risen sharply in ... health officials. , In the United States, 40 percent of ... are to women in their 20s, not teenagers, according to ...
... Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a ... influenza A viruses, including novel viruses such as the ... contributions of specific sets of immune cells in fighting ... during the immune response to viral infection antiviral therapy ...
... One of Laurie Keefer,s patients was afraid to be a ... the boss or even going to parties in peoples, homes. ... that flares without warning and makes it vital for them ... when people are in their late 20s and early 30s. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tampa Disinfection Company Booming After Swine Flu Scare 2Health News:IBM Helps Government of Slovenia to Build Smart Health Insurance System 2Health News:IBM Helps Government of Slovenia to Build Smart Health Insurance System 3Health News:Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening 2Health News:Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening 3Health News:Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening 4Health News:Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening 5Health News:Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening 6Health News:Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening 7Health News:More Single Women Are Having Babies 2Health News:More Single Women Are Having Babies 3Health News:More Single Women Are Having Babies 4Health News:Scientists develop mathematical model to predict the immune response to influenza 2Health News:No longer afraid to be a bridesmaid or travel with the boss 2Health News:No longer afraid to be a bridesmaid or travel with the boss 3Health News:No longer afraid to be a bridesmaid or travel with the boss 4
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 More than a third of reproductive-aged women ... with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain ... this week,s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). ... treat moderate to severe pain.  They are also found in ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ... directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. On ... investing website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand hygiene ... RCA Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, in ... Each year, hundreds of millions of patients around the ... are transmitted from patient to patient via the unwashed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2
... PARSIPPANY, N.J. , July 6 There are more than 374,000 smokers ... die from a smoking-related illness.(1) As of July 1 , they now have ... took effect in all restaurants, bars and workplaces as a result of the Kansas ... Research shows that policy ...
... that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: , ... Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable ... , , ... , Injectable bio-implants ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Kansas Statewide Smoking Ban May Prompt Smokers to Quit 2Kansas Statewide Smoking Ban May Prompt Smokers to Quit 3Kansas Statewide Smoking Ban May Prompt Smokers to Quit 4Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 2Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 3Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 4Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 5Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 6Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 7Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 8Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 9Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 10Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 11