sushi-salmonella-outbreak264x188.jpgA total of 100 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bareilly have been reported from 19 states and the District of Columbia.   The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (5), District of Columbia (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (9), Louisiana (2), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (4), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (7), New York (23), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island (4), South Carolina (3), Texas (3), Virginia (5), and Wisconsin (9).  10 ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

milk1.jpgAccording to my friend, Jodie Jackson, raw dairy products are cited as a “possible risk factor” in two more cases of a strain of E. coli that has now sickened seven people in Central Missouri.   State health officials reported yesterday that the same strain of E. coli bacteria has been confirmed in infections in Boone, Howard, Cooper and Camden counties. Three of the cases, including a 2-year-old girl who is still hospitalized, are in Boone County.  Five of the E. coli victims are adults. The hospitalized 2-year-old, in addition to a 17-month-old in another county, developed symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, a severe condition that can lead to permanent kidney damage.