August 2005

During the ten years between 1989 and 1999, recreational water venues were associated with approximately 170 outbreaks. Of those outbreaks, nearly half resulted in gastrointestinal illness from such pathogens as Cryptosporidium, E. coli O157:H7, and Shigella.
In 1997, 369 people, mostly children, became ill with Cryptosporidiosis after playing in a water fountain at a Minnesota

As the Associated Press reported yesterday, more than 9,000 people who received shots to ward off hepatitis A after an outbreak at a Chi-Chi’s restaurant will be mailed forms later this month so they can claim their share of an $800,000 class-action settlement.
The federal judge overseeing Chi-Chi’s bankruptcy last month approved a schedule to

Marler Clark has filed an E. coli lawsuit was filed Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court (Case No. 05-080796-3) against the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Jodi Greer, a Troutdale, Oregon resident who became ill with an E. coli infection after eating at the restaurant’s Gresham store in April