• CDC says hepatitis cases of unknown origin in children increase dramatically

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    Investigators with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to look into a nationwide outbreak of hepatitis infections among children. The cause of the infections remains unknown.
    As of May 18, there have been 180 patients identified, an increase of 71 from the most recent report on May 5, according to the CDC. Reports of the illnesses of unknown origin date back to October 2021. There are patients in 36 states, but the CDC is not reporting how many cases per state because of patient confidentiality considerations.
    “ost of these numbers involve patients that are just now...
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  • FDA continues to investigate outbreaks including infant formula and Lucky Charms

    FDA continues to investigate outbreaks including infant formula and Lucky Charms

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    The FDA has closed investigations into three outbreaks, but has left the status “ongoing” for one of them.
    In an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that the Food and Drug Administration began investigating on Feb. 9, the patient count stands at 20. The agency is leaving the status of the outbreak as ongoing, but has closed its investigation.
    “The investigation status is now ‘closed' as of May 18, 2022, because there is not enough evidence to identify a vehicle. The outbreak status is listed as ‘ongoing' because the most recent date an illness began is April 20, 2022, and it can...
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