Outbreak Investigation of E. coli: Romaine from Salinas, California (November 2019) - Cattle Ranches Source of Outbreak at Lettuce Farms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the findings of an investigation into the contamination of romaine lettuce implicated in three outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 during the Fall of 2019. These findings, together with the findings from earlier leafy greens outbreaks dating back to 2013, suggest that a potential contributing factor has been the proximity of cattle—a persistent source of E. coli O157:H7 and other STEC—to the produce fields identified in traceback investigations.

Coronavirus Outbreak Update

This information is current as of 0930hrs EST, 2 February 2020.  In China, the number of newly infected people has stabilized.  There have been 908 deaths in China with 40,171 infected people and 187,518 are under observation.  In Japan, 60 more people have tested positive on a cruise ship quarantined.  On the cruise ship, 130 out of 3,700 passengers are infected.  

Coronavirus Outbreak Update 02/03/2020

The death toll in China from the coronavirus rose to 361 as of Sunday.  The World Health Organization (WHO) last week declared the flu-like virus a global emergency and it has since spread to 23 other countries and regions, with the first death outside of China reported on Sunday. Multiple countries are enacting travel bans from China, despite the World Health Organization stating the outbreak should not interfere with international travel. 

Number of Wuhan Coronavirus Cases Inside Mainland China Overtakes SARS

There are at least 5,974 confirmed cases of the virus in mainland China, including 132 deaths, according to China's National Health Commission (NHC).  There are 80 cases of the virus reported outside mainland China.  In the 2003 the SARS outbreak there were 5,327 confirmed cases of the disease in mainland China, with 349 deaths. 

Coronavirus Outbreak 1/28/20

Globally there are over 2,800 cases reported and 106 deaths. Numerous countries have cases of coronavirus.  The outbreak is starting to have a negative impact on stock markets.  Foriegn nations are starting to evacuate their citizens from China.   

Coronavirus Outbreak Update 1/27/20

China has confirmed more than 2,744 cases of coronavirus, with 81 deaths. 769 cases were reported in China in the last 24 hours.  Cases have been reported in the United States: 5, 2 in southern California and 1 each in Washington state, Chicago, and Arizona,  Thailand: 8, Australia: 5, South Korea: 4, Japan: 4,  Singapore: 4, Malaysia: 4, France: 3, Taiwan: 3, Vietnam: 2, Canada: 1, Nepal: 1, Cambodia: 1. 

Coronavirus Outbreak Update 1/24/20

Coronavirus Update this information is current as of 0922hrs, 24 Jan 2020. The virus has killed 26 peoples, infected more than 800 people, suspended public transport in 10 cities, closed parts of the Great Wall, closed the Forbidden City, and is shutting temples over the Lunar New Year.  The Chinese Lunar New Year starts today. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an emergency in China, but did not declare an international emergency.  Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States have one confirmed case each.  Britain is investigating cases. 

Coronavirus Outbreak Update

Update on coronavirus outbreak,  This information is current as of 23 Jan 2020 at 0730hrs EST.   The coronavirus is now know as 2019 -nCoV, it is a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans.  Two Chinese cities, Wuhan with a population of 11 million, and Huanggang with a population of 7 million have been placed on lockdown with public transportation suspended.  There are 500 confirmed cases with 17 deaths in China.  Thailand has reported 4 cases.  Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and the United States have 1 reported case each.   

Coronavirus Outbreak Update

The following is an update on the current outbreak involving Coronavirus. This is information is current as of 0800hrs EST 22 Jan 2020. There have been 9 deaths and 440 individuals reported infected in China. The virus has been confirmed to be transmitted from human to human with at least 15 medical workers infected.  There are cases in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.