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Quick Update: 2018 US Summer Foodborne Outbreaks (So Far)


Photo: CDC/DPDX

Celebrate the summer heat with some fresh foodborne outbreaks!

  • Cyclospora

  • Del Monte 6oz and 12oz vegetable trays with dill dip

  • Sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations in IA, IN, MI, MN, and WI

  • As of July 2018: 237 lab-confirmed cases

  • Fresh Express Salad Mix from McDonald’s

  • Pre-made salads and wraps

  • As of August 2018: 436 lab-confirmed cases across 15 states

  • No evidence of connection to Del Monte outbreak

  • Salmonella

  • Live poultry in backyard flocks

  • As of June 2018: 212 cases across 44 states

  • Seftenberg

  • Montevideo

  • Infantis

  • Enteritidis

  • Indiana

  • Litchfield

  • Pre-cut melon from Caito Foods, LLC (Indianapolis, IN)

  • Salmonella Adelaide

  • Cantaloupe, watermelon, fruit salad mix with melon purchased from grocery stores

  • As of June 2018, outbreak is over

  • 77 cases across 9 states

  • Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

  • Salmonella Mbandaka

  • Product has been recalled

  • As of June 2018: 100 cases in 33 states

  • Raw Turkey Products

  • Salmonella Reading

  • As of July 2018: 90 cases from 26 states

  • Isolated from samples taken from raw turkey pet food, raw turkey products, live turkeys

  • Suggested to be widespread in turkey industry

  • No common supplier identified

  • Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

  • Salmonella Sandiego and/or Salmonella enterica subspecies IIIb

  • As of July 2018: 79 cases from 9 states

  • Associated with Spring Pasta Salad containing shell pasta, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, onion, and mayonnaise

  • E. coli O157:H7

  • Romaine Lettuce from Yuma Growing Region

  • Outbreak ended as of June 2018: 210 cases across 36 states

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus

  • Contaminated Fresh Crab Meat Imported from Venezuela

  • As of July 2018: 12 cases across 4 states

  • MD, LA, PA, DC

PEERA HEMARAJATA, M.D., PH.D., D(ABMM)

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