Not  to be confused with the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth, although, perhaps some of these outbreaks were sinful.  I had the honor to represent many of the ill and the families of those who died.

Jack-in-the- Box E. coli Outbreak – 1992 – 1993

708 ill, 171 hospitalized

hat-trick_square_400x400‘A hat-trick or hat trick in sports is the achievement of a “positive” feat three times in a game.’

Campylobacter:  Solana Health Department reports that a Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California has been closed since Wednesday while an investigation continues into 32 confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection.

Alejandro’s Taqueria on Texas Street in downtown Fairfield

The CDC announced as of November 19, 2013, a total of 32 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from four states.

The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Arizona (1), California (27), Texas (1), and Washington (3).

32% of ill persons have been hospitalized.

As much as any other victim of the 2006 Dole Spinach Outbreak, Suzanne Bandy’s case is about the staggering contrast between past and present.  When asked for her thoughts, Suzanne wrote of her first 57 years: “very simply, my life embodied the American Dream.”  Suzanne’s former life is, however, gone for good.  Now, she states,

The Ladies Tea, an annual tradition at Bethany Free Will Baptist Church, was catered by the Country Cottage in Locust Grove, which is at the center of the state and local health department investigation.  One attendee has been sickened, more than 20 others "probable" says health department, after church tea attendees ate food served by

Oklahoma State health investigators have confirmed that at least 248 people have become ill as a result of the E. coli O111 outbreak in Northeastern Oklahoma.  Of that number, 202 were adults and 46 were children.  A Pryor man, Chad Ingle, died.  At least 64 people were hospitalized, including 16 who received kidney dialysis treatment.