June 2010

Noroviruses are estimated to cause 23 million cases of acute gastroenteritis (commonly called the "stomach flu") in the U.S. each year, and are the leading cause of gastroenteritis. Of viruses, only the common cold is reported more often than viral gastroenteritis (norovirus).  Click below for handy download:

Noroviruses may cause more outbreaks of foodborne illness

Two day cares in Ellensburg, Washington have been closed after one confirmed E. coli O157:H7 illness and two suspected ones were reported to county officials.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Kittitas County Public Health Department temporarily shut down Creative Kids Learning Center and Little Tot Town after the cases were reported this past week. 

According to news reports, Cook County public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois. So far, 29 people have been sickened with confirmed salmonella, including seven hospitalizations.

Officials say they’re also checking on more than 50 additional reports of salmonella-like symptoms in people who ate at the

I received a few emails from readers who did not get their daily quota of Marler Blog wondering what happened.  Well, I went fishing in the Florida Keys.

And, actually caught something (catch and release) – 125 pound Tarpon – which took me over two and a half hours to bring along side the boat.

Health officials were investigating an outbreak of salmonella poisoning at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe. As of this morning, there have been seven laboratory-confirmed cases of the bacteria originating from the north suburban country club since June 10, officials said.

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness in humans. According

From the Illinois Department of Health:

Confirmed cases of Salmonella serotype Hvittingfoss – 97 (case total unchanged from June 21)

Age range of confirmed cases: 2 to 79

Cases have reported eating at Subway restaurants located in 28 counties — Bureau, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Coles, Dekalb, DeWitt, Ford, Fulton, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Macon, Marshall,