As of September 24, 2020, a total of 41 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Stanley have been reported from 10 states – Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York City, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from January 21, 2020, to August 26, 2020. Ill people range

A federal court in Texas sentenced ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries L.P. to pay $17.25 million in criminal penalties for shipments of contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, the Justice Department announced today.

Blue Bell pleaded guilty in May 2020 to two misdemeanor counts of distributing adulterated ice cream products.  The sentence,

CDC reports: Knowledge and Practices Regarding Safe Household Cleaning and Disinfection for COVID-19 Prevention — United States, May 2020.

A recent report described a sharp increase in calls to poison centers related to exposures to cleaners and disinfectants since the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, data describing cleaning and disinfection practices

According to data collected by FERN, as of May 13 at 12pm ET, at least 206 meatpacking and processed food plants and 9 farms have confirmed cases of Covid-19, and at least two meatpacking plants and five processed food plants are currently closed. At least 15,525 workers  (14,136 meatpacking workers, 1,017 food processing workers

According to the Seattle & King County Department of Health, with a number of viral respiratory germs circulating right now, Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to take precautions if they are ill, but not to assume it is COVID-19.

Public Health is reporting 33 new COVID-19 cases today. The

Here is the most current thinking from the Pacific Northwest:

COVID-19 is similar to the seasonal flu (influenza) in that:

  • Both cause fever, cough, body aches, fatigue; sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Both can be mild or severe — even fatal in rare cases
  • Both can result in pneumonia
  • Both can be spread from person to