August 2011

Screen Shot 2011-08-30 at 6.46.29 AM.pngTHe CDC reports that a total of 106 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Agona were reported from 25 states between January 1 and August 25, 2011. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain was as follows: Arkansas (1), Arizona (4), California (8), Colorado (1), Georgia (8)


I am in Roseburg Oregon for three days of mediation on a Salmonella Outbreak.  We represent a dozen clients sickened.

On April 26, 2010, Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) received five Salmonella positive test results from a local laboratory. This influx of positive Salmonella reports immediately caught the attention of DCHD communicable disease staff as

PapayaRecall.jpgI should never sleep in. Sometime today the FDA will likely announce an Import Alert on Mexican Papaya due to Salmonella Agona. Here is what the FDA is saying thus far:

Mexico produces 11% of the world’s production of papayas. U.S. import data from January 1, 2011 shows that approximately 65% of all papayas imported

Screen Shot 2011-08-23 at 5.36.52 PM.pngThe Cumberland County North Carolina Public Health Department said in a press release that the Hepatitis A vaccination clinic for individuals who visited the Fayetteville Olive Garden on August 8 and who may have been exposed to the illness through an employee continued through Monday, August 22.

Monday was the last day the free shots