E. coli outbreaks with unknown food sources top light year for foodborne illnesses

With just six weeks to go, 2020 continues to look like a light year for the major foodborne illnesses when measured by multistate outbreaks. The three recently identified outbreaks of E. coli O157: H7 without any known food source are mysteries that remain to be solved before the year ends. Various theories may explain the…Continue Reading

Why COVID Outbreaks Could Worsen This Winter

Winter is fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, and researchers warn that COVID-19 outbreaks are likely to get worse, especially in regions that don’t have the virus’s spread under control. “This virus is going to have a heyday,” says David Relman, a microbiologist at Stanford University in California. “We are looking at some pretty sobering…Continue Reading

Outbreaks down but illnesses up for Denmark

The number of foodborne outbreaks was down but the amount of people falling sick was up in Denmark in 2019 compared to the year before. This past year, 51 outbreaks were reported with 1,929 patients. Eighteen of the outbreaks were national events, of which four were part of international incidents. The most frequent setting was…Continue Reading

Coronavirus outbreaks see number of partially closed schools quadruple in a week

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailThe number of schools partially shut due to coronavirus outbreaks…Continue Reading

Officials in Korea are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has affected 100 people while more than 3,000 students and teachers recently got food poisoning in Japan, according to media reports. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has been investigating an Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) outbreak with the local municipality and relevant ministries…Continue Reading